Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced
(2009) is the pilot project for Motion Bank
and the inspiration to invite artists with diverse approaches to dance to further explore the special qualities of computer-aided recording and design applied creatively to the documentation, analysis and transmission of their choreographic ideas and processes to a wide audience.
For the Phase One research period
(2010-2013) the guest artists
Deborah Hay, Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion, Bebe Miller and Thomas Hauert -- were invited on the basis of their distinctive choreographic work and commitment to ongoing research in relation to their own methods of practice.
a software that assists in notating and scoring dance
was initiated as a research project by The Forsythe Company member David Kern for use in the rehearsal studio. In the context of Motion Bank, the software has been reprogrammed to support the work with the guest choreographers and as a tool for data organisation in the development of the on-line digital scores. Find more information under Research.
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.