5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dec. 01, 2020
Almost since the beginning of computing, there have been people using computers to create choreography. This lecture-demonstration with Kate Sicchio, Ph.D., assistant professor in VCUarts’ Department of Dance and Choreography and Department of Kinetic Imaging, 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 her. 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 uses dance terminology alongside visual performance scores that can be used within various improvising settings. This lecture will conclude with a live demonstration of Terpsicode.