Last update: Sept. 17,2019
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DDCMC’19 Book of Abstracts [PDF]

Venue: FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa;
Torre B, Auditorium 1 (1st floor)

DAY 1: Thursday, September 19, 2019

8:00-9:00      Registration
9:00-9:30      Opening welcome: Professor Francisco Caramelo, Dean of FCSH,
                      Professor Rui Cádima, Coordinator of ICNOVA,
                      Prof. Carla Fernandes, BlackBox – Arts and Cognition

9:30-10:30     Plenary 1: Emily Cross, University of Glasgow (Chair: Carla Fernandes)
                      The embodied neuroaesthetics of dance

10:30-11:00    Coffee break

11:00-13:00   Session 1: Creative and cognitive processes in Dance (Chair: Vicky Fisher)

  Sylvia Rijmer
Independent Researcher and Choreographer
Negotiating Deliberate Choice-Making: Insights from an interdisciplinary and multimodal encounter during the making of a New Contemporary Dance 
  Bertha Bermudez
Amsterdam University
Dance Scoring and en-action as creative tool for dance documentation
  Susanne Quinten,
Mia Sophia Bilitza,
Bettina Bläsing
Technische Universität Dortmund
Enabling multimodal interaction: creative teaching tools for mixed-abled dance
  Rebecca Smith,
Emily Cross,
Frank Pollick
University of Glasgow
Dance Like an Observer is Watching: Exploring the Relationship Between Visual Attention and Affect Recognition from Complex Whole-Body Movements

13:00-14:30    Lunch

14:30-16:30    Session 2: Language and Cognition in Dance (Chair: Christian Büning)

  Lacey Okonski
University of California, Santa Cruz; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Understanding Non-Verbal Metaphor: A Cognitive Approach to Metaphor in Dance
  Vicky Fisher
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Radboud University
Unpeeling meaning: Analogy and metaphor analysis methodologies for
Modern and Post-Modern dance
  Mike O’Connor1,
Alan Cienki2
1Amsterdam University of the Arts;
2Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Lines of Experience: Imagined, Bodily, Perceived.
  Olga Blanco-Carrión
Universidad de Córdoba
Schema, frame, metonymy and metaphor in ballet performances

16:30-17:00      Refreshment break

17:00-18:00      Opening round table discussion: Bettina Bläsing, Emily Cross, Ana Rita Fonseca, Sylvia Rijmer
                           (Moderator: Carla Fernandes)

18:00-18:30      Port of Honour

DAY 2:   Friday, September 20, 2019

9:00-10:00      Plenary 2: Bettina Bläsing, Technical University Dortmund  (Chair: Ana Rita Fonseca)
                       Dance Expertise, Memory and the Body in the Brain

10:00-11:00   Session 3: BlackBox – Arts and Cognition (part 1) (Chair: Sarah Whatley)

  Carla Fernandes
FCSH- Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Situating BlackBox in the Dance Data Constellation
  Stephan Jürgens
FCSH- Universidade Nova de Lisboa;
Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI)
Dance | Data | Storytelling

11:00-11:30      Coffee Break

11:30-13:00    Session 4: BlackBox – Arts and Cognition (part 2)  (Chair: Scott Delahunta)

  Ana Rita Fonseca,
Rodrigo Abril de Abreu,

Carla Fernandes
FCSH- Universidade Nova de Lisboa
“I see something, and I like it”: unveiling a choreographer’s decision-making process using quantitative and qualitative methods
  Claudia Ribeiro,
Rafael Kuffner
FCSH- Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Challenge of capturing and visualizing 3D dance data
  Carla Fernandes,
Vito Evola,
Joanna Skubisz
FCSH- Universidade Nova de Lisboa
What makes dancers extraordinary?
Insights from a cognitive science perspective

13:00-14:30     Lunch

14:30-15:30    Session 5: Body kinematics in theater, dance and sports (Chair: Rosa Cisneros)

  Giorgina Cantalini1
Massimo Moneglia2
1Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi;
2Università di Firenze
Reduction of gesticulation and information patterning strategies in acted speech
  Christian Büning
German Sport University
How cultural influences predict the movement repertoire and movement improvisation – A qualitative movement analysis of German and Japanese student-athletes

15:30-17:00   Poster/Demo session (with coffee and refreshments) – Posters/VR: Torre B, 2nd floor (Room T1);
                        Demos: Torre B, 5th floor (Dept. Communications, MediaLab)

20:30             Conference Dinner: Darwin’s Café

DAY 3: Saturday, September 21, 2019

10:30-11:30    Plenary 3: Angus Forbes, University of California, Santa Cruz  (Chair: Stephan Jürgens)
                        Augmented Seeing and Sensing

11:30-13:00   Session 6: Dance documentation and archives (Chair: Bertha Bermudez)

  Paula Varanda
Middlesex University;
Instituto de História da Arte
Digital-born artworks and interactive experience: documentation and archiving
  Catarina Canelas,
Ana Luísa Valdeira,
Daniel Tércio
INET-md, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa
Terpsicore – dance and performing arts database
  Elizabeth Waterhouse1,
Florian Jenett2

Bettina Bläsing3,
Monika Hagar4
1University of Bern/HKB;
2Motion Bank;
3Technical University Dortmund;
4University of Bern
A Longitudinal Study of William Forsythe’s Choreography “Duo” (1996-2016)

13:00-14:30     Lunch

14:30-16:00    Session 7: Computer Science & Dance Data  (Chair: Anton Koch)

  David Rittershaus1,
Anton Koch1,
Florian Jenett1,
Scott Delahunta2
1Motion Bank, Mainz University of Applied Sciences;
2Motion Bank, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University
Recording ‘Effect’: A case study in technical, practical and critical perspectives on dance data creation
  Daniel Strutt,
Mavin Khoo,

Neal Coghlan
Goldsmiths, University of London
R&D into the Use of Motion Capture Suit Technologies in Devising and Producing Contemporary Dance Performance.
  Rosa Cisneros,
Karen Wood,
Sarah Whatley
Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University
WhoLoDance: Whole Body Interaction Learning for Dance Education: Blending Engine and Annotation Tool

16:00-17:00  Final round table discussion: João Fiadeiro (choreographer), Angus Forbes, Rui Lopes Graça (choreographer),
                       Stephan Jürgens (Moderator: Carla Fernandes)

17:00-17:30   Closing remarks (with coffee)


Poster/Demo session

Posters/VR: Torre B, 2nd floor (Room T1); Demos: Torre B, 5th floor (Dept. Communications, MediaLab)

Maria Clotilde ALMEIDA, Rui Geirinhas
Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Imagined worldview’s in John Lennon’s “Imagine”: a multimodal re-performance
Christian BÜNING1, Mike Baumgart2
1German Sport University
2Germany AILabs
Pythagoras 360° Movement Analysis
João CARRILHO1, Daniel Tércio2, Bruno Pedro2, Cecília Lima Carrilho2
1Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias;
2Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa
TEPe – Technologically Expanded Performance
Elaine CHEN
University of California, Santa Cruz
Intersubjectivity of sensorimotor metaphors: A ballet lesson
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Radboud University
Dance as embodied analogy research project: Watching Dance, a forced choice experiment
Rodrigo Abril Abreu,
Carla Fernandes
BlackBox, FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Foraging for movement patterns: a case-study in dance creation
Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Foot Gestures in the Expression of Uncertainty
Universidade de Lisboa
A Manual to inadequate behaviors on gyms and health centers: Tele-training for average humans.
Gaurav KUMAR1, Bettina Bläsing2,
Stephan Ernst
1, Elizabeth Waterhouse3
1University Bielefeld
2Technical University Dortmund
3University of Bern
An interactive software tool for analyzing multimodal data over dance video
FCT – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Generative Bodily Animations from a Collection of Human Drawings and Physiological Data Interaction
Institute of Mathematics, Art and Technology of São Paulo
Video clip as dance art and performance in digital cultural heritage
Universidade de Lisboa
Suspension of the Self and Embodied Creativity – How the use of Metaphor enables a more embodied creative process
Hélène SERRÉ1, Heather Weston2,
Amélie Rochet-Capellan
1, Marion Dohen1, Susanne Fuchs2
1Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, GIPSA-lab
2Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Berlin
Speaking during rhythmic motions of the feet vs. the hands: how do speech and limb movement affect each other?
Priscilla SILVA
Universidade Federal de Itajubá
The imagery-cognitive discursive argumentation of aspects of environmental sustainability in cartoons: critical humor strategies through conceptual metaphors
INET-md, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa
CORPO SANTO – a ritual on stage