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May 31, 2021

Hello SW List members, and thank you, Sutthikhun, for this beautiful DanceWriting work.

Although I gave the links in my message below, to your DanceWriting of the Myanmar/Burmese dances, I want to show the SW List members directly with this attached file, how beautiful your work is, both graphically and also technically. Your knowledge of how to write the dances is remarkable considering the old out-of-date DanceWriting textbooks that are available on the web.

Here is an example of Sutthikhun’s writing:






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> On May 30, 2021, at 2:29 PM, Sutthikhun Phaengphongsai <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hello everyone!
> 
> The project about DanceWriting for a traditional Burmese dance is currently being processed. I'd like to say thanks to Valerie for publishing my work on the DW website. However, those beta-images published are just parts of my first experiment that may not be correct by so many DW's rules that I need to learn more about.
> 
> Anyway, I have found that the original DW system has something remaining ambiguous, e.g., shapes of the hand, face expressions, which have become more clearly distinguishable in the SignWriting system. So it would be very interesting if the symbols in the SW were able to fill in the missing symbols in the DW, which would be very helpful for some dances focused more on hand movements! As far as I know, a lot of dances in South and Southeast Asia are quite prominent in changing facial expressions and hand gestures during the dance. So I want to try making a DW for dances in this region starting with the Burmese dance.
> 
> FYI: The series of Burmese dance steps in my project are called "Kabyar Lut", literally meaning Dance-without-Verse. The 125 steps of dance were codified in 1953 by Daw Oba Thaung, an eminent Burmese anyeint dancer and singer. But I would only write the DW some steps as a preliminary experiment based on provided youtube videos.
> 
> Sutthikhun
> :D
> 
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> On Sat, 29 May 2021 at 02:46, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> May 28, 2021
> 
> Hello John and everyone -
> Yes. Of course you may share this email and any email publicly posted to the SignWriting List. All posts to the SignWriting List are free and open to share on the internet. So you have permission ;-)
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> While I remember, I want to thank Valencia Community College in Florida, for providing the technology and the server that houses the SignWriting List. We are so fortunate to have this List!
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> Did you know we have Archives of all our past messages? Every message is documented online. They are valuable resources. Archives 1 and 2 are housed on our SignWriting server, on the SignWriting web site. Archive 3 is a mirror Archive provided by LinguistList.org <http://linguhistlist.org/> and Archive 4 is on Valencia Community College’s server in Florida.
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> Val ;-)
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>> On May 28, 2021, at 12:22 PM, John Carlson <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>> May I forward this email to the X3D-public mailing list, where Humanoid Animation (HAnim) ISO standards are discussed? Perhaps there is room for an iconic encoding of HAnim motion? Thanks!
>> 
>> John
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>> On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 2:04 PM Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> May 28, 2021
>> 
>> Hello SignWriting List Members!
>> 
>> I am happy to tell you that there are several new developments to share, in SignWriting, DanceWriting and Movement Writing.
>> 
>> First, there are new DanceWriting developments...
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>> Sutton Movement Writing is a large movement notation system that can record any human movement. It started with DanceWriting, which was very active from 1973-1980, and has been waiting quietly in the background for years ;-)
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>> When SignWriting began to grow in the 1980s, our focus turned to SignWriting, since it is the section of the system that is the most used.
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>> So the DanceWriting system has been waiting patiently for writers to become inspired, and for me to choose to focus on it.
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>> In the past few weeks I have been blessed with a new DanceWriting project that started on Facebook by Sutthikhun Pheangphongsai.
>> 
>> Thank you, Sutthikhun, for this beautiful new work:
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>> Writing Dances from Myanmar/Burma and Thailand
>> by Sutthikhun Pheangphongsai
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>> DanceWriting Sheet Dance
>> Ethnic Dance Library
>> https://www.dancewriting.org/library/ethnic <https://www.dancewriting.org/library/ethnic>
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>> Here are examples and links to new web pages:
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>> Burmese Traditional Dance
>> https://www.dancewriting.org/library/ethnic/Myanmar/Myanmar_Burma_dance_01.html <https://www.dancewriting.org/library/ethnic/Myanmar/Myanmar_Burma_dance_01.html>
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>> Basic Burmese Traditional Dance
>> https://www.dancewriting.org/library/ethnic/Myanmar/Myanmar_Burma_dance_02.html <https://www.dancewriting.org/library/ethnic/Myanmar/Myanmar_Burma_dance_02.html>
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>> Basic Thai Traditional Dance
>> https://www.dancewriting.org/library/ethnic/Thailand/Thailand_dance_01.html <https://www.dancewriting.org/library/ethnic/Thailand/Thailand_dance_01.html>
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>> <DanceWriting_Thai_20210528_PNG.png>
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