This performance will demonstrate ongoing experimental research into the creative use of motion capture technologies in the practice and process of dance, incorporating a motion capture streaming framework, Goldsmiths Mocap Streamer, that permits two or more dancers to move together within a virtual environment, whilst geographically separate and remotely connected. For this performance the Alexander Whitley Dance Company dancers’ live-streamed avatars perform an improvisation to a soundtrack provided by Rival Consoles.
Throughout the festival you can also visit the virtual room to watch avatars performing pre-recorded motion-captured choreography from the Alexander Whitley Dance Company’s repertoire.This exhibit at Hamburg’Oberhafen is presented as one instance within an ongoing, iterative research process, the goal of which is to explore different dimensions of virtual proximity, virtual touch, and fully embodied interaction within shared virtual spaces.
Choreographer Alexander Whitley
Dancers Tia Hockey & Jack Thomson
In association with Goldsmiths Mocap Streamer – a research project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council within the ‘Ideas that address Covid19’ fund
Principal Investigator Dr. Dan Strutt
Creative Direction and Virtual Environments Studio Aszyk and Clemence Debaig
Software development by Oliver Winks, Paper Plane Software
Music “Melodica” and “Articulation” by Rival Consoles
Taken from the album Articulation
Courtesy of Erased Tapes