Reverse Patterns refers to the concept of recycling, rethinking the current state, and how the physical positioning in space and time serves as a point of departure for communication and the reversing of patterns. This interactive choreographic work, presented over Internet2 in October, 2002 represents a continuous rebirth of visual perception, action and sound. Portions of video and audio came from a lbrary of animations and soundscapes generated from motion captured dance. Reverse Patterns featured a motion-tracking system with dancer and live musician located at University of California, Irvine. The movements of the dancer influenced the video graphics projected at the Bing Theatre in Los Angeles. Four weeks later, University of Calfiornia, Irvine participated in another Internet2 performance, this time a collaboration with musicians and dancers at New York University is the production of Voyage of Aeneas: Fixed NOT. The Voyage of Aeneas Project is the creation of a group of musicians, dancers and media artists from New York, California, Canada, Italy and Poland. The project was initiated two years ago and explores the meaning of Aeneas as a universal, multicultural, multi-religion and multi racial figure. Thus far, the project consists of four multimedia performances two in Italy and two in the USA over Internet2. In this presentation I will present my explorations with "distributed choreography " over the Internet which began in 1996. The presentation will highlight still and moving imagery from recent performance including collaborative video work with artists from the Institute of European Designn in Rome, Italy and Vancouver, Canada.
About the Author(s)
Lisa Naugle, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Dance in the Dance Department of the School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. She is the recipient of the Cecil and Ida Green Honors Professor's Award, 2000. She holds a Ph.D and MFA in dance from New York University. Lisa was a member of the Nancy Hauser Dance Company and has performed with several dance companies in the United States and Canada. Her background as a dancer includes work with Hanya Holm, Alwin Nikolais, Merce Cunningham, and Eric Hawkins. Her current research and creative activity centers on computer-based applications for dance including motion capture, telematic performance, and interactive technology. Lisa's telematic performance works, Voyage of Aeneas:FIXED/NOT, Reverse Patterns, Songs of Sorrow, Songs of Hope, The Cassandra Project, and Janus/Ghost Stories integrate dance, music and interactive video in distributed performances linking different geographical locations across the United States and Canada. Dancing in the Active Space and The AVA Project involve motion capture animation with live dancers influencing sound and video. Her videodance, inviTRIO, was presented in the Dance and the Camera Festival in New York City. Other recent work includes Portal, Split and Invisible Walls, a dance trilogy exploring the use of processed digital video and computer-based interactivity in live performance. She has performed and choreographed in London, Amsterdam, Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary and Canada, as well as throughout the USA. Her papers have been published in Dance Research Journal, Performance Art Journal, Journal for Distance Education and in numerous conference proceedings. She is active member of Congress on Research in Dance and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Dance and Technology organization.
Alphabetical list of papers, by author
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