Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced

(2009) is the pilot project for Motion Bank

and the inspiration to invite artists with diverse approaches to dance to further explore the special qualities of computer-aided recording and design applied creatively to the documentation, analysis and transmission of their choreographic ideas and processes to a wide audience.

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For the Phase One research period

(2010-2013) the guest artists

Deborah Hay, Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion, Bebe Miller and Thomas Hauert -- were invited on the basis of their distinctive choreographic work and commitment to ongoing research in relation to their own methods of practice.


a software that assists in notating and scoring dance

was initiated as a research project by The Forsythe Company member David Kern for use in the rehearsal studio. In the context of Motion Bank, the software has been reprogrammed to support the work with the guest choreographers and as a tool for data organisation in the development of the on-line digital scores. Find more information under Research

Credit: Synchronous Objects Project, The Ohio State University
'No Time To Fly' Score by Deborah Hay, Photo: J. Schäfer
'Both Sitting Duet' score J. Burrows & M. Fargion
'No Time to Fly' vector system. Screenshot: F. Jenett
Piecemaker in use for score recordings. Photo: J. Schäfer