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Motion Bank : Phase One

deLahunta, Scott and Forsythe, William 2013, Motion Bank : Phase One, Edited by Hay, Deborah, Durning, Jeanine, Mapp, Juliette, Warby, Ros, Burrows, Jonathan, Fargion, Matteo, Haffner, Nik, Jenett, Florian, Weber, Amin, Bär, Mathias, Leopold, Martin, Kahn, Svenja, Keil, Jens, Müller, Benedikt, Zöllner, Michael, Kaddenbach, Matthias, Streit, Martin, Hauert, Thomas, Ludi, Sarah, van Wissen, Samantha, Voorter, Mat, Miller, Bebe, Hauser, Angie, Jones, Darrell, Wilks, Talvin, Skove, Lily, Palazzi, Maria, Zuniga Shaw, Norah, Lewis, Matthew and Eisenman, J., Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1 Jan. 2010- 31 March. 2014, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Motion Bank/ The Forsythe Company.

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Title Motion Bank : Phase One
Creator(s) deLahunta, ScottORCID iD for deLahunta, Scott
Forsythe, William
Contributor(s) Hay, Deborah
Durning, Jeanine
Mapp, Juliette
Warby, Ros
Burrows, Jonathan
Fargion, Matteo
Haffner, Nik
Jenett, Florian
Weber, Amin
Bär, Mathias
Leopold, Martin
Kahn, Svenja
Keil, Jens
Müller, Benedikt
Zöllner, Michael
Kaddenbach, Matthias
Streit, Martin
Hauert, Thomas
Ludi, Sarah
van Wissen, Samantha
Voorter, Mat
Miller, Bebe
Hauser, Angie
Jones, Darrell
Wilks, Talvin
Skove, Lily
Palazzi, Maria
Zuniga Shaw, Norah
Lewis, Matthew
Eisenman, J.
Conference, exhibition or event name Motion Bank : Phase One (2013 : Frankfurt, Germany)
Conference, exhibition or event location Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Conference, exhibition or event dates 1 Jan. 2010- 31 March. 2014
Publication date 2013
Conference series Motion Bank : Phase One
Description of resource Online curated or produced substantial public exhibition
Publisher Motion Bank/ The Forsythe Company
Place of publication Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Keyword(s) dance
digital art
online scores
choreographic practice
Summary  Motion Bank Phase One (2010-2013) was a four-year international and interdisciplinary research project of The Forsythe Company providing a broad context for research into choreographic practice. The main focus was on the creation of on-line digital scores in collaboration with guest choreographers, to be made publicly available via this website. For Phase One, the guest choreographers were Deborah Hay, Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion, Bebe Miller and Thomas Hauert. Teams from the Motion Bank Score Partners worked with these artists to make their diverse choreographic approaches accessible in new ways through the digital medium with the results published here: Alongside this core research, Motion Bank Education Partners and an International Education Workgroup researched ways to integrate the new on-line digital scores and related choreographic resources produced by other artists into their academic programs. Accompanying the Motion Bank education research was an interdisciplinary initiative titled Dance Engaging Science aiming to stimulate new forms of collaborative research involving dance practice. Motion Bank public events offered at The Frankfurt Lab included performances and talks with the guest choreographers as well as a series of Motion Bank Workshops with internationally recognized practitioners from different fields. An extensive series of reports and documentation on all Motion Bank activities and results are available on-line at

Motion Bank Score Partners:
- Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design and Department of Dance at The Ohio State University
- Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
- Hochschule Darmstadt - University of applied sciences
- Hochschule für Gestaltung (HFG) Offenbach.

Motion Bank Education Partners:
- Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts
- Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden

Notes Motion Bank also published a 41 page printed brochure and a 130 page book focused on ‘Starting Points and Aspirations’ and produced two short films explaining the project, its results and future plans. The Project Leader has been invited to present in public forums throughout Europe, Australia and in North America. Two major papers based on Motion Bank research have been presented and published in the field of computer science– this work was recognised by Microsoft Research who provided Motion Bank with trial versions of special 3D recording software. Motion Bank has had extensive media including coverage in major journals and newspapers such as NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Frankfurter Rundschau, Tanznetz, Page, die Welt, Tanz Magazin, The Boston Globe and more. As of March 2014, the Motion Bank’s websites had over 35,000 discrete hits since the start of the project, most of these since the beta-release of Deborah Hay’s score Using the Sky in June 2013. For a dance related project this is a very significant number. Social media coverage is approaching nearly 1000 Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo followers.
Language ger
Field of Research 190403 Dance
Socio Economic Objective 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
HERDC Research category J1.1 Major original creative works
ERA Research output type JC4 Curated exhibition or event - Other
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