Augmented dance scholarship

computer-assisted analysis of Javanese dance
#DH2017, Montreal 10 August 2017

Miguel Escobar Varela and Luis Carlos Hern√°ndez Barraza
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Sendratari Ramayana

Javanese dance is theory-heavy

Example: "character typology"

Gagah (vigorous)

Luruh (refined)

Jatayu (bird)

Wanara (monkey)

Standing motion

Biomechanical engineering + culturally-specific dance theory = augmented dance scholarship

We see our results "not as microscopes revealing the inner structure, but as augmentations adding to a history of interpretation."
Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair, Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016), p. 101.

Thank you | @miguelJogja