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Exploring the “intangible” through ICT

In recent times in most EU countries educational policies encourage schools to sustain and promote awareness of local cultures and patrimonies; thus spreading knowledge about local traditions is becoming a target also for educators, who look for suitable tools and methods, as well as appropriate sources of information.

Round table slides

S. Manitsaris, Robotics Laboratory | Dep. of Mathematics & Systems | MINES ParisTech

“Hidden” traditional and contemporary vocal articulations in singing voice

Dr. Claire Pillot-­‐Loiseau and Dr. Lise Crevier-­‐Buchman, Laboratory of Phonetics and Phonology, CNRS, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle

The Calus tradition today

Florian Teodorescu, Cultural Centre RaduSerban Caracal

Gesture control of sound in contemporary music

Dr. Frédéric Bevilacqua, Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustic/Music (IRCAM)

Making an accurate unique replica: the tablet of Idalion

Dr. Patrick Callet, Ecole Centrale de Paris – MINES ParisTech
The ancient Idalion Tablet from Cyprus, which is permanently exhibited in Paris, has been digitized without any contact and has been physically replicated based on 3D reconstruction and virtual metallurgy. The replica is exhibited at the Museum of Dali in Cyprus.

The e-documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dr.Marinos Ioannides, Cyprus University of Technology

Digital technology and transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage: the case of Cantu a Tenore

The paper deals with the “Cantu a Tenore” a typical artistic expression from Sardinia Italy, which is also recognized by UNESCO as one of the ICH (Intangible Cultural Heritage), namely those “traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors” to be passed on to our descendants. It explores how digital technology is affecting the way this particular type of singing is/can be transmitted from those that are the “guardians” of the rare know- how behind the “Cantu a Tenore” to the apprentices.

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Contemporary Dances Questionnaire

SECTION 1 - PERSONAL INFORMATION

(in years)

SECTION 2 - DANCE EXPERIENCE

SECTION 3 - SOCIAL ASPECT

1(Very little)2345 (Very much)
Solo dance
Partner dance
Group dance
Predefined choreography
Improvised choreography
1(Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
with no physical interaction between the partners
with physical interactions between two performers (couple dance)
with physical interactions between all the dancers

SECTION 4 - PERSONALITY

1(Very little)2345 (Very much)
Extrovert
Agreeable
Conscientious
Emotional
Intellectual
[Adapted from: Digman, J.M. (1990) Personality structure: Emergence of the five-factor model. Annual Review of Psychology, 41, 417-440.]

SECTION 5 - EMOTIONAL ASPECT

1(Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
Joy
Contentment
Pride
Love
Compassion
Devoutness
Awe
[Adapted from: Shiota, M.N., Keltner, D., & John, O.P. (2006) Positive emotion dispositions differentially associated with Big Five personality and attachment style, The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1(2): 61–71]

SECTION 6 - PHYSICAL ASPECT

1(Low)2345 (High)
Feet
Legs
Hips / Pelvis
Torso
Fingers
Hands
Arms
Shoulders
Head
 Hand gestures and Finger movementsfrequency
1
2
3
4
5
 Lower body and foot movementsfrequency
1
2
3
4
5
 Upper body movementsfrequency
1
2
3
4
5
 Dance move namefrequency
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
 difficulty
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1 (Very rarely)2345 (Very common)
Following specific rhythm
Following specified sequence
At predetermined reference places in the space
Spontaneously
Following the leader's indication
Other (specify)
1(Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
The key feature in contemporary dance is the dance moves
The key feature in contemporary dance is the movement rhythm
The key feature in contemporary dance is the movement precision
The key feature in contemporary dance is the movement style or expression
The key feature in contemporary dance is the group interaction

SECTION 7 - ENVIRONMENT & CONTEXT

Not important (1)(2)(3)(4)Very important (5)
Music accompaniment
Costumes
Location/place
Dance floor
Other
YesNo
Mask or hide the legs
Mask or hide the torso and/or arms

SECTION 8 - VALUE

1 (Very little)2345 (Very much)
Historical value
Economical value
Cultural value
Innovative value
Uniqueness value

Please indicate below the main sources of information about your contemporary dance that exists today for the public (websites, videos, books, others.)

1 (Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
The interest of people in contemporary dance is increasing
Many young people are willing to learn contemporary dance
The access to the contemporary dance knowledge is very easy for anybody anywhere in Europe
More and more people are practicing the contemporary dance
New technologies can help in preserving contemporary dance heritage
1 (Very little)2345 (Very much)
I like/enjoy dancing
I meet new people
I like cooperating with others
It Improves my physical condition
Contributes to the preservation of my cultural heritage
It improves my psychological condition
Other

SECTION 9 - TEACHING CONTEMPORARY DANCE

1 (Not efficient at all)2345 (Very efficient)
Teaching dance moves by explaining and demonstrating to the student how to do them
Teaching dance moves by explaining and demonstrating to the student some basic principles but letting him learn the rest by himself
Teaching dance moves by explaining without demonstrating to the student how to do them
Teaching dance moves by demonstrating to the student how to do without explaining (imitation).
Other (specify)
1 (Very little)2345 (Very much)
Physical coordination
Balance
Flexibility
Strength
Have discipline in rhythm (synchronization)
Ability to imitate
Reflexes
Motivated by aesthetical experience

SECTION 10 - LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Learning by taking classes
Learning by studying training materials
Learning by imitation
Learning alone (discovery, experimentation)
Other
1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Written material (text)
Audio
Videos of people performing the dance
Video of a teacher explaining the dance
Interactive video game
Other
(If you were to learn the contemporary dance without access to a teacher, which of the following options would be useful?)
1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Sound
Written text
Numerical score
Visual
Other
1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Virtual character performing the correct dance move
Video of the correct dance move
Virtual character performing the student’s dance moves
Numerical score display
Visually highlight mistakes on the virtual characters
1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Precision of body motion (correct execution (even if not correct style))
Precision of body motion (correct execution with correct style)
Rhythmic precision or timing
Other
1 (Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
The on-screen avatar should be visually similar to the student.
The ability to rotate the avatar is an important feature.
The ability to zoom in/out is an important feature.
The ability to replay the students’ performance is an important feature.
The scoring system is an important feature.
The ability to select specific moves for training is an important feature.
The ability to choose a specific lesson is important.
The ability to set a difficulty level is important.
The learning platform should offer the possibility to personalize the training style.
The learning platform should adapt the difficulty level dynamically so that the student is challenged according to his actual level..

SECTION 11 - KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM

The i-Treasures database will be a collection of contemporary and traditional dances, captured with new technologies (motion capture, 3D cameras, etc.).

1 (Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
Styles / Techniques
Dance figures, postures and moves
Sequence of moves
Geographical criteria
Historical information
Other
( for example relation between the geographical origin and the style )
1 (Not at all)2345 (Very much)
Text
Graphs
Other

SECTION 12 - MISCELANEOUS / COMMENTS

(interactive video game + data captured with new technologies)
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Traditional Dances Questionnaire

SECTION 1 - PERSONAL INFORMATION

(in years)

SECTION 2 - DANCE EXPERIENCE

SECTION 3 - SOCIAL ASPECT

1(Very little)2345 (Very much)
Solo dance
Partner dance
Group dance
Predefined choreography
Improvised choreography
1(Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
with no physical interaction between the partners
with physical interactions between two performers (couple dance)
with physical interactions between all the dancers

SECTION 4 - PERSONALITY

1(Very little)2345 (Very much)
Extroversion
Agreeableness
Conscientiousness
Emotionality
Intellect
[Adapted from: Digman, J.M. (1990) Personality structure: Emergence of the five-factor model. Annual Review of Psychology, 41, 417-440.]

SECTION 5 - EMOTIONAL ASPECT

1(Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
Joy
Contentment
Pride
Love
Compassion
Devoutness
Awe
[Adapted from: Shiota, M.N., Keltner, D., & John, O.P. (2006) Positive emotion dispositions differentially associated with Big Five personality and attachment style, The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1(2): 61–71]

SECTION 6 - PHYSICAL ASPECT

1(Low)2345 (High)
Feet
Lower body (legs)
Head
Hands
Fingers
Upper body (Arms and torso)
 Gestures and Finger movementsfrequency
1
2
3
4
5
 Feet movementsfrequency
1
2
3
4
5
 Upper body movementsfrequency
1
2
3
4
5
 Dance move namefrequencyPerformed only by lead
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
 difficulty
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1 (Very rarely)2345 (Very common)
Following specific rhythm
Following specified sequence
At predetermined reference places on the scene
Spontaneously
Following the leader indications
Other (specify)
1(Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
The key feature in traditional dance is the dance figures
The key feature in traditional dance is the movement rhythm
The key feature in traditional dance is the group interaction
The key feature in traditional dance is the movement accuracy in step execution
The key feature in traditional dance is the movement style

SECTION 7 - ENVIRONMENT & CONTEXT

Not important (1)(2)(3)(4)Very important (5)
Music accompaniment
Costumes
Location/place
Other

Please describe the music accompanying the dance performance :

YesNo
masking the legs (long skirt)
including ample blouses
interacting in the dance moves

SECTION 8 - VALUE

1 (Very little)2345 (Very much)
Historical
Economical
Cultural
Innovative
Uniqueness

Please indicate below the main sources of information about your traditional dance that exists nowadays for the public (websites, videos, books, others.)

1 (Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
The interest of people in traditional dance is increasing
Many young people are willing to learn traditional dances
The access to the traditional dance knowledge is very easy for anybody anywhere in Europe
More and more people are practicing the traditional dance
New technologies can help in preserving traditional dance heritage
1 (Very little)2345 (Very much)
I like/enjoy dancing
I meet new people
I like cooperating with others
It Improves my physical condition
Contributes to the preservation of my cultural heritage
Other

SECTION 9 - TEACHING TRADITIONAL DANCE

1 (Not efficient at all)2345 (Very efficient)
Teaching dance figures by explaining and showing (demonstrating) to the student how to do
Teaching dance figures by explaining and showing (demonstrating) to the student some bases but let him learn the rest by himself
Teaching dance figures by explaining without showing (demonstrating) to the student how to do
Teaching dance figures by showing (demonstrating) to the student how to do without explaining. Let him learn by imitation
Other (specify)
1 (Very little)2345 (Very much)
Ability in coordination (with partners)
Have discipline in rhythm (synchronization)
Physical condition
Can learn to imitate his teacher
Be aware of tradition

SECTION 10 - LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Learning by imitation
Learning by studying training materials
Other
(If you were to learn the traditional dance without access to a teacher, which of the following options would be useful according to you.)
1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Written material (text)
Audio
Videos of people performing the dance
Video of a teacher explaining the dance
Interactive video game
Other
(If you were to learn the traditional dance without access to a teacher, which of the following options would be useful according to you.)
1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Audio
Visual
Text
Score
Other
Consider you were to learn or to practice the traditional dance without access to a teacher, through an interactive video game which gives you feedback (evaluation of your performance).
1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Virtual character performing the correct dance
Video of the correct dance
Virtual character performing the student’s moves
Score display
Visually highlight mistakes
Consider you were to learn or to practice the traditional dance without access to a teacher, through an interactive video game.
1 (Not important)2345 (Very important)
Precision of body motion (right move (even if not in right style))
Precision of body motion (right move with right style)
Precision in following the rhythm
Other
Consider you were to learn or to practice the traditional dance without access to a teacher, through an interactive video game.
1 (Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
The on-screen avatar should be visually similar to the student.
The ability to rotate the avatar/view is an important feature.
The ability to zoom in/out is an important feature.
The ability to replay the students’ performance is an important feature.
The scoring system is an important feature.
The ability to select specific moves for training is an important feature.
The ability to choose a specific lesson is important.
The ability to set a difficulty level is important.
The learning platform should offer personalized training style.
The web platform should adapt the difficulty level dynamically.
Consider you were to learn or to practice the traditional dance without access to a teacher, through an interactive video game.
Consider you were to learn or to practice the traditional dance without access to a teacher, through an interactive video game.

SECTION 11 - KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM

The i-Treasures database will be a collection of contemporary and traditional dances, captured with new technologies (motion capture, 3D cameras, etc.).

1 (Totally disagree)2345 (Totally agree)
Styles / Techniques
Dance figures, postures and moves
Sequence of moves
Geographical criteria
Historical information
Other
( for example relation between the geographical origin and the style )
1 (Not at all)2345 (Very much)
Text
Graphs
Other

SECTION 12 - MISCELANEOUS / COMMENTS

(interactive video game + data captured with new technologies)

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