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The Human Movement Alphabet proposes a universal writing system for describing, documenting, evaluating and composing the movement patterns and possibilities of the human body. By default, the HMA is process rather than still-image oriented, and expresses the personal view of the mover rather than the spectator view. Besides the video shared, March 27, 2016 version of the HMA can also be reached in this idoc as a pdf.
2017.05.24

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"The Human Movement Alphabet proposes a universal writing system for describing, documenting, evaluating and composing the movement patterns and possibilities of the human body. By default, the HMA is process rather than still-image oriented, and expresses the personal view of the mover rather than the spectator view.

HMA symbols retain intuitive or common cultural references to body parts, posture, directions, forces, and time signature. Besides location and type of events in the body and in space, the HMA can describe the elastic reactions of the body’s connective tissues and various contractile roles of muscles and fascia. In addition, the HMA proposes streamlined notation for spinal mechanics. Repetition, mirror symmetry and symmetry through time, and complex compensatory processes such as undulations, translations, recoil, helix or spiral trajectories can all be documented or expressed with ease.

The HMA can be used to document choreography or create interpretable scores and performance structures that allow conceptual coherency while soliciting the creativity of the actor or dancer. It can also be used for the precise and detailed diagnosis of pathologies, or to create an algorithm for exemplary movement execution.

Although the knowledge of human anatomy and basic physics are sublimated in the HMA, the codex does not pre-determine the risk level or functionality of movement choices, relying instead on the user’s own motivation to study and apply current technology to movement construction. The HMA requires no special graphic talent, and all the symbols can be constructed using a pencil.

Although spearheaded by Mr. Faust, the Human Movement Alphabet is the common project of the Axis Syllabus International Research Community, and so draws heavily on the Axis Syllabus for its defaults and assumptions about human movement limitations and potentials."


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