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dancing in suits

April 14, 2015

Here is a co-authored paper written in collaboration with Kim Vincs. The paper itself grew from conversations shared in the Deakin Motion.lab.

 

Dancing in suits: a performer's perspective on the collaborative exchange between self, body, motion capture, animation and audience.

 

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.

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