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Visualizing Isadora Duncan’s movements qualities

Manon Vialle 1 Sarah Fdili Alaoui 2, 3 Mélina Skouras 1 Vennila Vilvanathan 2, 3 Elisabeth Schwartz 4 Rémi Ronfard 1 
1 ANIMA - Authoring and directing story worlds
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Grenoble INP - Institut polytechnique de Grenoble - Grenoble Institute of Technology
2 EX-SITU - Extreme Situated Interaction
Inria Saclay - Ile de France, LISN - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Sciences du Numérique, IaH - Interaction avec l'Humain
Abstract : We present a new abstract representation of choreographic motion that conveys the movement quality of fluidity that is central to the style of modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. We designed our model through a collaboration with an expert Duncanian dancer, using five flexible ribbons joining at the solar plexus and animated it from motion capture data using a tailored optimization-based algorithm. We display our model in a Hololens headset and provide features that allow to visualize and manipulate it in order to understand and learn Duncan's choreographic style. Through a series of workshops, we explored our system with professional dancers and were able to observe how it provides them with an immersive experience of a novel visualization of Duncan movement qualities in a way that was not possible with traditional human-like or skeleton-based representations.
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Manon Vialle, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Mélina Skouras, Vennila Vilvanathan, Elisabeth Schwartz, et al.. Visualizing Isadora Duncan’s movements qualities. C&C 2022 - 14th ACM conference on Creativity & Cognition, Jun 2022, Venice, Italy. pp.196-207, ⟨10.1145/3527927.3532805⟩. ⟨hal-03778399⟩

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