A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO
The meeting will take place in Budapest, in connection with the celebration dedicated to the 80th anniversary of György Martin’s birth.
We invite members of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology interested in analysing dance, to a demonstration of a new motion capture system at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. The system is just at the beginning of being explored, and could provide a tool for advanced analysis of dance movement.
The meeting will have 3 phases:
The participants do not need to bring any technical equipment or computers. We will use our host’s equipment.
We will explore the possibility of setting up a Skype meeting for those who have too long travel distance or in other ways are not able to come, but are unsure whether we could manage and if Skype is suitable.
The meeting is linked to a new project that wants to make new paradigms in the collection, handling and analysis of cultural heritage such as folk dance and artistic motion by using advanced motion capture, 3D/4D virtualization and information processing techniques.
Information about the system and video demonstrations:
Local committee: János Fügedi and László Felföldi.
Secretary of the Substudy Group: Siri Mæland
November 8, Thursday: Arrival
14:00 – 17:00 Welcome and Hungarian Memory Presentations
November 9, Friday
09:00 - 12.00 English Memory Presentations
14:00 - 17:00 3D presentation and personal probes in the Computer Lab, SZTAKI
November 10, Saturday:
09:00 - 12.00 Open Consultation on the use of 3D technology in recording dance and dance analysis. (Establishing a Movement Analysis Sub-Study Group?)
14:00 - 15:30 Consultation on the subject of the Norwegian Fund grant application with the participation of the interested partners
Departure/ Evening options
More about the hosts:
The Department of Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
A speciality of the research at the Department is the sophisticated, detailed comparative structural analysis of dance, resulting the sets of motive catalogues, relying on dance notation, established by a former research generation (György Martin, Ernő Pesovár, Olga Szentpál), whose approach is developed further on. Today the analysis is continued on a wider scope of dances, regions and performers, while a new research direction has been emerged towards discovering deeper level cognitive patterns of movement sequences from the plurality of individual variations.
The Department of Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology is now collaborating with the Cognitive Informatics Research Group of the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Their labs and hardware-software comprises: