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Transforming Intangible Folkloric Performing Arts into Tangible Choreographic Digital Objects

Objective

"Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) content means ""the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith"". Although, ICH content, especially traditional folklore performing arts, is commonly deemed worthy of preservation by UNESCO (Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH) and the EU Treaty, most of the current research efforts are on the focus is on tangible cultural assets, while the ICH content has been overlooked. The primary difficulty stems by the complex structure of ICH, its dynamic nature, the interaction among the objects and the environment, as well as emotional elements (e.g., the way of expression and dancers' style). TERPSICHORE aims to study, analyse, design, research, train, implement and validate an innovative framework for affordable digitization, modelling, archiving, e-preservation and presentation of ICH content related to folk dances, in a wide range of users (dance professionals, dance teachers, creative industries and general public) . The project targets at integrating the latest innovative results of photogrammetry, computer vision, semantic technologies, time evolved modeling, combined with the story telling and folklore choreography. An important output of the project will be a Web based cultural server/viewer with the purpose to allow user’s interaction, visualization, interface with existing cultural libraries (EUROPEANA) and enrichment functionalities to result in virtual surrogates and media application scenarios that release the potential economic impact of the ICH. The final product will support a set of services such as virtual/augmented reality, social media, interactive maps, presentation and learning of European Folk dances with tremendous impact on the European society, culture and tourism"
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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 297 000

Participants (11)

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 117 000

ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES

France

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 103 500

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 175 500

RISA SICHERHEITSANALYSEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 157 500

UAB METIS BALTIC

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

EXUS SOFTWARE LTD

United Kingdom

7REASONS MEDIEN GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 274 500

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 189 000

Masarykova univerzita

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 130 500

ENVIRONMENTAL RELIABILITY AND RISK ANALYSIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 130 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691218

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 845 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 845 000

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece