Counterparts

SENSORS X INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING X MODERN BALLET X GOLDBERG'S VARIATIONS

舞者的真身在巴哈與太空合奏的詠嘆調中幾乎完全消失,軀體幻化成無質量的光子與假想舞伴引力子迴旋起舞。
Dancer’s primordial form almost completely disappears in the accompaniment of Bach and the Space’s aria. Her body is decomposed into massless photons dancing with the hypothetical partner graviton.

Counterparts is a cross-disciplinary performance. A number of state-of-the-art sensing devices, including the Microsoft Kinect Sensor (3D reconstruction), Wii Balance Board (force sensing) and Wiimote (motion sensing), are exploited to capture the motion and three-dimensional shape of the modern ballet dancer, and to interactively generate immersive visual and audio effects. The performance is composed of six plots: the Big Bang, early development of the Universe and birth of life, harmony with nature, disorder, parallel universes and back to the start. The dance is performed with the accompaniment of live classical music Goldberg's Variations by J.S. Bach and live DJ of nature sounds, such as bat sonar, whale songs and ocean storm. The motion sensors embedded on the dancer's body are also used to control the surround sound to intensify audience's experience.

Link: Cable TV Interview

Credits:
Concept/Story/Programming/DJ+VJ: Miu Ling Lam
Choreography: Frankie Ho, Afa Chiang, Miu Ling Lam
Dancer: Frankie Ho
Pianist: Connie Lin
Supported by http://microwavefest.net/ii/



A Kinect 3D capture demo: