“Dancing in Suits: A Performer’s Perspective on the Collaborative Exchange Between Self, Body, Motion Capture, Animation and Audience” presented by Hutchison

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  • Mixed Reality Transformations: shifting relationships between movement, embodiment, somatics and image

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  • Dancing in Suits: A Performer’s Perspective on the Collaborative Exchange Between Self, Body, Motion Capture, Animation and Audience

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Abstract:

  • Panel: Mixed Reality Transformations: shifting relationships between movement, embodiment, somatics and image

    Keywords: dance, motion capture, interactive performance, somatic practices.

    The motion capture process places unique demands on performers. The impact of this process on the simultaneously artistic/somatic nature of dance practice is profound. This paper explores, from a performer’s perspective, how the process of performing in an optical motion capture system can impact and limit, but also expand and reconfigure a dancer’s somatic practice. This paper argues that working within motion capture processes affects not only the immediate contexts of capture and interactive performance, but also sets up a dialogue between dance practices within and beyond the motion capture studio.

    Full text (PDF) p. 119-122

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