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Symbol Archive For
Sutton Movement Writing

The International Movement-Writing Alphabet (IMWA)

Write All
Sign Languages

Write Dance

Write Mime
Write Sports
Movement Writing
Write Human
& Animal Gesture
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Sutton Movement Writing is the International Movement Writing Alphabet (the IMWA). Typed by computer or written by hand, the IMWA is used to record all human and animal gesture. The same symbols are applied in different ways for different professions. There are five sections: SignWriting, for writing the movements of Sign Languages, DanceWriting, for writing dance choreography, MimeWriting, for writing classic mime, SportsWriting, for writing ice skating, gymnastics, and skateboarding, and MovementWriting, for gesture analysis.
Movement Writing

The International Movement
Writing Alphabet - the IMWA

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Valerie Sutton

The DAC, Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting®
sponsored by the Center For Sutton Movement Writing, Inc. a USA nonprofit, tax-exempt educational membership organization.

Box 517, La Jolla, California, 92038-0517, USA

The SignWriting Site, the SignBank Site, the DanceWriting Site and the MovementWriting Site and the SymbolBank Site are designed and produced by webmaster Valerie Sutton, the inventor of Sutton Movement Writing.

FileMaker programming by Todd Duell of Formulations Pro.

The IMWA is used in SignPuddle which is designed and programmed by Stephen Slevinski.

Maps by Bill Reese.

Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006 by the Center For Sutton Movement Writing. All Rights Reserved

"SignWriting®", "SignWriter®", "SignBank®", "Sign-Symbol-Sequence®" and "DanceWriting®" are registered trademarks belonging to the Center For Sutton Movement Writing, Inc.

"Sutton Movement Writing & Shorthand" is a way to read and write all body movement. The system includes five sections: DanceWriting, SignWriting, MimeWriting, SportsWriting and ScienceWriting. Sutton DanceWriting was first invented in 1972, and SignWriting in 1974.