Modeling musically meaningful choreography

Sommer Gentry, Eric Feron

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Abstract

An automated choreographer is proposed to choose musically expressive dance moves, with a ran-domized move selection to preclude prediction by judges or audiences. Dance moves and music bars are scored on emotional attribute scales. At each bar, an optimization model ranks the move alternatives on their musical appropriateness, and a move is selected from a distribution biased towards the highest ranked moves. This biased distribution is discovered from performer-created dance routines, and the optimization model is validated by consistent bias across routines. The role of surprise in music and dance is also examined. The automated choreographer will find application in any setting in which optimizing some objective must be balanced with retaining the element of surprise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2004
Pages3880-3885
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2004 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 10 2004Oct 13 2004

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2004
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period10/10/0410/13/04

Keywords

  • Collaborative intelligent systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Policy and decision support systems
  • Systems modeling and control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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