Native American Dance
Motion Capture is used as an archival and analysis resource for ethnic dance preservation and cultural inquiry.
Maria Palazzi, Director of ACCAD
Dr. Christine Ballengee Morris,
Department of Art Education
Graphics Research, ACCAD
Ryan English, GRA,
Department of Design
Native American dancers:
Kelly Keemer, Iroquois Seneca
Craig Marvin, Iroquois Mohawk
Renee Navarro, Apache
Adaptive & Multidimensional Contexts: an Exploration of Motion Capture Technology and Native American Dance Documentation:
New Motion Capture technology provides rich possibilities to explore, digitally archive, and critically examine the relatively undocumented and therefore invisible traditions and adaptations of Native American dance. In response, investigators have fostered a residency think-tank experience including dancers, students, and audiences to explore and address these issues and produce a best practices model for the use of Motion Capture as an archival and analysis resource for ethnic dance preservation and cultural inquiry.
Completed from 2003-2004.