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VCUarts Faculty Lecture Series: Algorithmic Choreography, Kate Sicchio

December 1, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Free

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Algorithmic Choreography
Kate Sicchio
, Assistant Professor, Department of Dance and Choreography and Department of Kinetic Imaging

December 1, 2020, 5:30-6:30 pm
Virtual Event

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Almost since the beginning of computing, there have been people using computers to create choreography. This lecture-demonstration will introduce the field of algorithmic choreography and discuss the use of computers in the field of dance. It will also cover the making of Terpsicode, a mini programming language for live coding dance performance scores created by Kate Sicchio. Combining dance and computer science, Terpsicode allows a choreographer to code in real-time a visual score for a dancer to interpret. It seeks to provide a computer language for choreography that utilizes dance terminology alongside visual performance scores that can be used within various improvising settings. This lecture will conclude with a live demonstration of Terpsicode.