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Visualizing Isadora Duncan’s movements qualities


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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hal-03778399 , version 1 (20-09-2022)



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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