EG GCH 2021 Tutorial Program


Folk dancing is a key aspect of intangible cultural heritage that often reflects the socio-cultural and political influences prevailing in different periods and nations; each dance produces a meaning, a story with the help of music, costumes and dance moves. It has been transmitted from generation to generation, and to different countries, mainly due to movements of people carrying and disseminating their civilization. However, folk dancing, amongst other intangible heritage, is at high risk of disappearing due to wars, the moving of populations, economic crises, modernization, but most importantly, because these fragile creations have been modified over time through the process of collective recreation, and/or changes in the way of life.

In this tutorial, we show how the European Project, SCHEDAR, is exploiting emerging technologies to digitize, analyse, and holistically document our intangible heritage creations, that is a critical necessity for the preservation and the continuity of our identity as Europeans.

The tutorial covers the follow topic:

  • Digital Dance Ethnography [30mins]
    Andreas Aristidou, University of Cyprus

  • Recovering 3D human motion [30mins]
    Xiaofang Wang and Céline Loscos, University Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Franck Multon, University Rennes 2

  • Capturing Real 3D Scenes Using Multiple Volumetric Cameras [30mins]
    Joseph Parkins and Alan Chalmers, University of Warwick

  • Sifting through motion data [30mins]
    Efstathios Stavrakis, Algolysis Ltd

  • Mixed Reality challenges and advances in dance education [30mins]
    Bhuvan Sarupuri, University of Rennes 2