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The Hand Dance: A Didactic Performance Platform

TitleThe Hand Dance: A Didactic Performance Platform
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsTodaro, E., Faste H., Portillo Rodriguez O., & Bergamasco M.
Secondary TitleInternational Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting - ICHIM07: Proceedings
Conference Start DateOctober 24-26
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedToronto, Ontario, Canada
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordsdance learning, didactics, enaction, gesture recognition, kinesthetic, multimodal

Multimodal interfaces provide the opportunity for the real-time capture and recognition of body-based gestural information. This paper presents an overview of "The Hand Dance", a multimodal installation/performance forming a didactic platform with applications in education, live dance performance, cultural heritage preservation, and movement therapy. In particular, the technologies described outline the potential for a new type of educational environment that reaches beyond limitations of the student-teacher relationship or multimedia alternatives such as the video-course.