Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Augmenting a Ballet Dance Show Using the Dancer’s Emotion: Conducting Joint Research in Dance and Computer Science

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_19,
        author={Alexis Clay and Elric Delord and Nadine Couture and Ga\`{\i}l Domenger},
        title={Augmenting a Ballet Dance Show Using the Dancer’s Emotion: Conducting Joint Research in Dance and Computer Science},
        proceedings={Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Dance Augmented Reality Affective Computing Stage Augmentation Emotion Recognition Arts and Science Research},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_19}
    }
    
  • Alexis Clay
    Elric Delord
    Nadine Couture
    Gaël Domenger
    Year: 2012
    Augmenting a Ballet Dance Show Using the Dancer’s Emotion: Conducting Joint Research in Dance and Computer Science
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_19
Alexis Clay,*, Elric Delord1,*, Nadine Couture,*, Gaël Domenger2,*
  • 1: ESTIA, Technopole Izarbel
  • 2: Malandain Ballet Biarritz
*Contact email: a.clay@estia.fr, e.delord@estia.fr, n.couture@estia.fr, g.domenger@balletbiarritz.com

Abstract

We describe the joint research that we conduct in gesture-based emotion recognition and virtual augmentation of a stage, bridging together the fields of computer science and dance. After establishing a common ground for dialogue, we could conduct a research process that equally benefits both fields. As computer scientists, dance is a perfect application case. Dancer’s artistic creativity orient our research choices. As dancers, computer science provides new tools for creativity, and more importantly a new point of view that forces us to reconsider dance from its fundamentals. In this paper we hence describe our scientific work and its implications on dance. We provide an overview of our system to augment a ballet stage, taking a dancer’s emotion into account. To illustrate our work in both fields, we describe three events that mixed dance, emotion recognition and augmented reality.