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Dance Loops is a collection of projects designed to explore interactive technology in performance on stage and on screen. It is a creative space for dancers and coders, poets and analysts, animators and researchers.
In the central performance of Dance Loops, dancers create their own movement in a structured improvisation. These movement sequences are recorded and projected live as virtual dance partners. In addition, motion capture with a Microsoft Kinect depth camera makes it possible for the dancer or other onstage collaborators to manipulate and reorganize the video clips as well as the sound score. The dancer is thus able to create a virtual ensemble performance.
Dance Loops received a prestigious Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Scholarship at Utah Valley University. During the 2012-2014 school years, faculty and students will develop a series of creative and scholarly works, which will be performed and presented locally, nationally, and digitally in the spring and summer of 2014.
Dance Loops is the interdisciplinary creation of three faculty members from Utah Valley University and the University of Utah. Project Director
is an associate professor of Psychology in the
Behavioral Science Department
at UVU and is the creator of several technology-based performance pieces.
is the chair of UVU's
Department of Dance
, with a background in both ballet and modern dance.
Jacque Lynn Bell
is a modern dance choreographer who teaches movement in the
Department of Theatre
and Department of Modern Dance at the
University of Utah
. Barton Poulson and Jacque Bell collaborated on a 2012 performance called "Hello World" for
Repertory Dance Theatre