positions its work on digital dance scores
within a growing community of practice supporting artist-led initiatives to bring choreographic ideas and processes into newly productive exchanges with a diverse audience.
Materialising out of questions the artists are asking and often developed in collaboration with others, the result is an emerging collection of choreographic resources/ publications making use of text, moving image and more open-ended digital tools and platforms.
See the Knowledge Base for a list of some of these projects and related material.
these resources (books, films, book/ dvd combinations, websites, interactive installations, etc)
are available for further study and application. They invigorate the art form of dance, contribute to its preservation, stimulate dance education, participate in shifts in disciplinary knowledge, align with the emergence of digital culture and offer audiences new forms of access to dance.
Additionally, under Research Motion Bank has an Interdisciplinary Workgroup with the goal of exploring new forms of collaborative research into dance, which in certain cases engages with these emerging resources as boundary or study objects.
Creative Coding refers to the growing community of digital artists who use the language of code as their medium. Creative coding practice forms an essential part of the collaborative development of the on-line digital scores with guest choreographers for Motion Bank, and digital artists making their own choreographic work informed by Motion Bank research became an emerging new goal of the project.
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.