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A score for Y

This piece was created at the Choreographic Coding Lab 2017 in collaboration with Marcel Smit.

Creative Process

We decided to explore the possibilities around making an improvising non-human dancer. We decided that the best approach would be a software project. Our aim was to give the non-human dancer a score in the same way that a human dancer might have. Our score - Explore the Y axis. This piece is written in a C++ framework written by Marcel. It uses data from a kinect which is pushed through a genetic algorithm with a generative fitness function. The generative fitness function ensures that the software dancer will never reach the goal and so will always have something to work towards. Continually exploring.

Short Proof of Concept Video