VCUarts Faculty Lecture Series: Algorithmic ChoreographyVisit Website
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.