Pint of Science

Cisneros, R. K. (Speaker), Wood, K. (Speaker)

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