LabanLens is a dance scoring application developed for the Microsoft HoloLens that engages Laban-based movement notation and analysis.

Our augmented reality (AR) teaching tool called LabanLens™ engages innovative digital practices responding to diverse intelligences and abilities to immerse students in a digital-kinesthetic experience with dance analysis. LabanLens™ introduces a modality to re-envision how we teach and employ Laban-based scoring tools, and an immersive environment for composing dances, analyzing them, and understanding historical embodiments. The AR experience engenders studentsʼ articulate analysis of dances, which deepens their kinesthetic-empathetic engagement with each other and their world. LabanLens™ expands existing dance scoring methodsʼ capacities to advance knowledge for accessing and analyzing new and existing dances.

LabanLens™ is generously supported by The Ohio State University Department of Dance and The College of Arts and Sciences Technology Services unit. LabanLens™ is developed by

The LabanLens™ research team is:

Dr. Hannah Kosstrin, Faculty Lead, Assistant Professor
Chris Summers, Staff Lead, Instructional Technologist
Mike Kaylor, Director of Academic Technology
Ian Anderson, Academic Technology Consultant

LabanLens™ has been presented at the following conferences:

2018 Innovate: Forward, The Ohio State University
2018 National Dance Education Organization Annual Conference, La Jolla, California

Press for LabanLens
LabanLens Brings AR Technology to Department of Dance - Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences, August 8, 2018

Dancing into the Future with AR Technology - The Lantern, December 4, 2017


LabanLens™ will soon be available for the HoloLens mixed reality device in the Microsoft Store.

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© 2017 LabanLens™ is copyrighted by The Ohio State University.