Pathways to Live Visuals in Dance Performances: a Quantitative Audience Study

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.163987

Keywords:

audience study, dance, live visuals, interaction design

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: We present an audience study investigating the impact of different technologies to create visuals in dance performances.

OBJECTIVES: We investigated four conditions: motion capture, sensors, camera image, and minimal interaction; and four variables: how much did the audience perceive a connection between the body and the visuals; the visuals as merely copying the dancer; how much distracting were the visuals; and how much did the audience enjoy the visuals.

METHODS: We used a questionnaire to collect data. We analyzed it using Friedman’s test, and Spearman’s correlation test.

RESULTS: The audience perceived a stronger connection in the camera condition, but in the same condition, visuals tend to be merely copying the dancer. We also suggest that the perceived connection has a positive correlation with enjoyment, while distraction has a negative correlation.

CONCLUSION: Our results help to highlight the impact that different technology have on live visuals for dance.

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Published

17-04-2020

How to Cite

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Masu R, Correia NN. Pathways to Live Visuals in Dance Performances: a Quantitative Audience Study. EAI Endorsed Trans Creat Tech [Internet]. 2020 Apr. 17 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];7(23):e5. Available from: https://publications.eai.eu/index.php/ct/article/view/1451