image of sychronous objects

From dance to data to objects: Visualizing choreographic structure

What else, besides the body, might physical thinking look like?

— William Forsythe

REFERENCE
Animating choreography | Norah Zuniga Shaw


We made this project. It’s called Synchronous Objects. And we call it a choreographic digitalization project. If you don’t know what that means, that’s ok. We kind of made it up. Basically, it’s [data] visualization … That’s what we’re doing, but in our case we have a different source of information. It’s dance and it’s choreography … The data are quite simply numeric translations of choreographic structures.

REFERENCE
Animating choreography | Norah Zuniga Shaw


In Synchronous Objects, each object is a visualization of data derived from the same dance. Yet the objects represent different ways of seeing interaction and revealing patterns embedded within those interactions. Through the objects, we begin to sense the deeper dimensions of time, space, and relationship that are always at play in any interaction.


REFERENCE
Synchronous Objects (selected animations) | William Forsythe • Maria Palazzi • Norah Zuniga Shaw

RELATED
Synchronous Objects (website – requires Flash) | The Forsythe Company • OSU Advanced Computing Center for the Arts & Design • OSU Department of Dance

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