Pint of Science

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event

    Description

    Dancing with Avatars

    The art of dance can be very powerful, evoking a range of emotions and responses. The “Wholodance: Whole-body Interaction Learning for Dance Education" project has used motion capture technology - which is used in video games and commercial film - to capture dancers performing ballet, contemporary, Greek folk dance and flamenco, to create animated avatars. Exploring experiential anatomy, somatic practice, dance performance and neuroscience, Karen and Rosa will explain what the Wholodance project data tells us about human movement and what emotions we feel when we watch an avatar of ourselves.
    Period22 May 2018
    Event typeConference
    LocationCoventry, United Kingdom
    Degree of RecognitionNational

    Keywords

    • Dance
    • Avatars
    • Wholodance
    • Empathy