“Hand-Drawn Spaces” by Kaiser and Eshkar

  • ©Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar  Riverbed



    Hand-Drawn Spaces


Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Riverbed


    Hand-Drawn Spaces is a virtual performance in which dancers move across three projection screens and the spaces in between. The figures are modeled and rendered as three- dimensional sketches and animated by the intricate choreography of Merce Cunningham. The composition was created with motion fragments that were motion captured, key-frame reduced, footstep-extracted and then assembled into long-format sequences with motion-flow editing.


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: Kinetix Character Studio and 3D Studio Max

Additional Contributors:

    Choreography: Merce Cunningham
    Motion editing and composition software:
    Michael Girard and Susan Amkraut Sound design: Ron Kuivila
    Dancers: Jared Phillips and Jeannie Steele Motion capture: Biovision

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