Project: Safeguarding the Cultural Heritage of Dance through Augmented Reality

Acronym SCHEDAR (Reference Number: JPICH.DH.17.023)
Duration 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2020
Project Topic Dance is an integral part of any culture. Through its choreography and costumes dance imparts richness and uniqueness to that culture. Over the last decade, technological developments have been exploited to record, curate, remediate, provide access, preserve and protect tangible CH. However, intangible assets, such as dance, has largely been excluded from this previous work. Modern factors such as globalization and the massive movement of people have diminished the unique culture of many communities, and indeed there is a now a very real risk that many types of ICH may disappear forever. Recent computing advances have enabled the accurate 3D digitization of human motion. Such systems provide a new means for capturing, preserving and subsequently re-creating ICH which goes far beyond traditional written or imaging approaches. However, 3D motion data is expensive to create and maintain, encompassed semantic information is difficult to extract and formulate, and current software tools to search and visualize this data are too complex for most end-users. SCHEDAR aims at providing novel solutions to the three key challenges of archiving, re-using and re-purposing, and ultimately disseminating ICH motion data. In addition, it devises a comprehensive set of new guidelines, a framework and software tools for leveraging existing ICH motion databases. Data acquisition will be undertaken holistically; encompassing data related to the performance, the performer, the kind of the dance, the hidden/untold story, etc. Innovative use of state-of-the-art multisensory Augmented Reality technology will enable direct interaction with the dance, providing new experiences and training in traditional dance which is key to ensure this rich culture asset is preserved for future generations.
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Network JPI Cultural Heritage
Call JPI Cultural Heritage - Digital Heritage Joint Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Cyprus Coordinator Cyprus
2 Algolysis LTD Partner Cyprus
3 University of Warwick Partner United Kingdom
4 Université Rennes2 Partner France
5 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne Partner France