was a four-year project of The Forsythe Company providing a broad context for research into choreographic practice.
This website contains Phase One (2010-2013) documentation and results.
For Phase Two plans, click on the INFO button on the left side of this page.
The main focus was on the creation of on-line digital scores
in collaboration with guest choreographers to be made publicly available via this website.
In 2010-2013, the guest choreographers were Deborah Hay, Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion, Bebe Miller and Thomas Hauert. Teams from the Motion Bank Score Partners (see list below) worked with these artists to make their diverse choreographic approaches accessible in new ways through the digital medium.
Motion Bank Education Partners and an International Education Workgroup researched ways to integrate the new on-line digital scores and related choreographic resources produced by other artists into their academic programs.
Accompanying the Motion Bank education research was an interdisciplinary initiative titled Dance Engaging Science aiming to stimulate new forms of collaborative research involving dance practice.
Motion Bank public events offered at The Frankfurt Lab included performances and talks with the guest choreographers as well as a series of Motion Bank Workshops with internationally recognized practitioners from different fields.
A series of reports on all Motion Bank activities are available in documentation.
MOTION BANK SCORE PARTNERS:
MOTION BANK EDUCATION PARTNERS:
DANCE ENGAGING SCIENCE WORKSHOPS WERE SUPPORTED BY:
Motion Bank Phase Two is evolving in stages. Currently we are improving our on-line annotation and publishing systems (MoSys) for eventual public release to join PM2GO. We are building a network of choreographers, dancers and researchers interested in using MoSys for their own purposes or adding resources to Motion Bank. We are organising Choreographic Coding Labs in collaboration with new partners worldwide. These Labs bring together creative coders interested in translating choreography and dance into new digital forms. In addition, we are supporting the continued research of the International Education Workgroup. Sign up for the newsletter to be kept informed.