Interactive Dance Performance
Date: 1999

E-Motion was a collaborative dance performance by Beacon Dance, The Georgia Institute of Technology and Savannah College of Art & Design. I worked as Art Director for this piece that used as its starting point nine movements and gestures that are the building blocks of dance. These nine terms; Rise, Collapse, Bend, Stretch, Circle, Twist, Swing, Sway and Shake were used both as a way of generating the movements that make up this piece and as a starting point for the generation of computer images and interactivity.

Over 100 students from the Savannah College of Art & Design generated ideas and moving imagery based on these terms in an attempt to link issues of dance and creativity with those of technology and digital culture. These images and dance were complemented by a range of interactive and hi-tech effects developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology. These include the utilization of motion capture technology, bodycams, interactive laser beams, computer art projections and real-time remote 3D animation.