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Densities of Agreement: making visible some intangible properties of dance
Delahunta, S., BARNARD, P., NIMMO-SMITH, I., POTTS, J. & RAMPONI, C.
Dance Theatre Journal, 21(3), 17-23
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Eight short sequences of dance were filmed as a part of a larger arts-science project on choreography and cognition. Eleven professional dancers viewed these sequences and ìparsedî them into units of movement. In this paper we describe the methodology and present three ways of representing the quantitative data: piano rolls, overlap traces and densities of agreement. The properties of these representations are outlined and discussed in the context of wider debates about methods for recording movement, formal notational systems for dance, and the possibility of developing tools for exploring the perceptions of audiences.