Motion Bank Gallery
The Motion Bank Project, founded in 2010 by the choreographer William Forsythe, has been researching into the notation and transmission of contemporary dance for over a decade. Since 2016 the Motion Bank has been located at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, where it continues as an interdisciplinary research project combining dance studies, design and computer science under the guidance of Florian Jenett and Scott deLahunta. Its recent activities have been focused on research into choreographic processes, the digitalisation of dance training, cross-media communication of dance and digitalisation in cultural education. During the Tanzkongress the Motion Bank Gallery provides insight into this work and current research projects. Along with other exhibits it includes the interactive items involved in the tanzmainz choreographic work - Effect. Visitors to the Motion Bank Gallery are also able to try out and become acquainted with the project’s documentation and creative tools. Short movement sequences can be recorded in the MotionCaptureBox with the help of the Motion Bank team. These sequences will be converted into an abstract form, the CongressAvatar, which will be on view in various places around the city of Mainz and in the Tanzkongress.NITEhotel. The Motion Bank Gallery also functions as an open meeting place.