Published August 29, 2022 | Version v1
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E2-Create Motion Bank Dataset

  • 1. Centre for Research, Coventry University
  • 2. KU Leuven
  • 3. Motion Bank, Fachhochschule Mainz


The dataset contains motion capture and video recordings of six professional dancers performing solo dance improvisations. The improvisations represent the dancer's interpretations of four different task instructions "Unusual Poses, Movement Vocabulary, Movement Qualities, Improvisation to Music".

The dataset forms part of a small study that has been conducted to compare movement representation employed by professional dancers in contemporary dance with those used for the computational acquisition and analysis of movement. The dataset also includes three interviews that have been conducted with some of the dancers who where involved in the motion capture recordings. These interviews address how the dancers interpreted the task instructions and what relevance the given tasks had to them.

 The dataset has been created at Motion Bank, Fachhochschule Mainz, in 2020. 


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E2-CREATE – E2-CREATE: Encoding Embodied CreativityVisual arts, performing arts, film, design 840465
European Commission