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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"

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/art history/folklore
  • /humanities/arts
  • /humanities/arts/performing arts
  • /social sciences/sociology/anthropology/social and cultural anthropology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
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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)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal-cite Descartes-champs-sur-marne 6-8
77455 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 175 500
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISA SICHERHEITSANALYSEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Xantener Strasse 11
10707 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UAB METIS BALTIC
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Jogailos G 4
01116 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXUS SOFTWARE LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
4 Felstead Gardens Cubitt Town
E14 3BS London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
7REASONS MEDIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 274 500
Address
Seefeldgasse 72
3462 Absdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 130 500
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENVIRONMENTAL RELIABILITY AND RISK ANALYSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 130 500
Address
Leoforos Syggroy 67 Kai Zan Moreas 40
11745 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)