A Conceptual Framework for Creating and Analyzing Dance Learning Digital Content

Katerina El Raheb, Sarah Whatley, Antonio Camurri

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    As they are mainly based on bodily experiences and embodied knowledge, dance and movement practices present a great diversity and complexity across genre and context. Thus, developing a conceptual framework for archiving, managing,
    curating and analysing movement data, in order to develop reusable datasets and algorithms for a variety of purposes, remains a challenge. In this work, based on relevant literature on movement representation and existing systems such as Laban Movement Analysis, as well as working with dance experts
    through workshops, focus groups, and interviews, we propose a conceptual framework for creating, and analysing dance learning content. The conceptual framework, has been developed within an interdisciplinary project, that brings together technology and human computer interaction researchers, computer science engineers, motion capture experts from industry and academia, as
    well as dance experts with background on four different dance genres: contemporary, ballet, Greek folk, and flamenco. The framework has been applied: a) as a guidance to systematically create a movement library with multimodal recordings for dance education, including four different dance genres, b) as the basis for developing controlled vocabularies of dance for manual and automated annotation, and c) as the conceptual framework to
    define the requirements for similarity search and feature extraction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMoco '18
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print) 978-1-4503-6504-8
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2018
    Event5th International Conference on Movement and Computing
    - Casa Paganini, Genoa, Italy
    Duration: 28 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

    Publication series

    NameMOCO Movement and Computing


    Conference5th International Conference on Movement and Computing
    Abbreviated titleMOCO 2018
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