Phases of Dance - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Iveta Karpathyova


Hand-drawn over the course of two months, this three minute bachata dance animation is made up of 2070+ individual drawings. These thousands of frames will be lined up for viewing in the Open Space Gallery. 

 
DateFriday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost

FREE

Website

http://www.ivetaka.com/animated-animator

Location

Open Space Gallery, 49 McCaul Street

Opening Reception: March 31,  6 - 9 pm

Phases of Dance:
Traditional animation rotoscoping design for dance technique in bachata.

Phase
noun \ˈfāz\
1 :  a part or step in a process : one part in a series of related events or actions
2 :  an aspect or part under consideration

Origin and Etymology of phase
New Latin phasis, from Greek, appearance of a star, phase of the moon, from phainein to show (to appear).

Screened inside the Black Box, Phases of Dance is a classical animation that opens up with an appearance of a star that transforms into a dancer. Hand-drawn over the course of two months, this three minute bachata dance animation is made up of 2070+ individual drawings. These thousands of frames will be lined up for viewing in the Open Space Gallery. 

The production explored traditional animation as a design tool for documenting embodied knowledge in my dance practice. In manually rendering body movement at 12 frames per second, I approached rotoscoping as systematic process that allowed me to analyze and communicate aspects of bodily expression and technique in bachata. In this process, I was experimenting with a variety of hand-drawn effects that placed emphasis on movement, expression, performance and musicality.

Phases of Dance was made with the technique of Rotoscoping that is perhaps most widely recognized from A-ha's music video Take On Me. It uses live-action film as a base for drawing, whereby the animator traces over the footage, one frame as a time. As such, the production began with a filmed bachata choreography performed by my dance partner Pavlo Farmakidis and I. The edited video was exported the rate of 12 frames per second – the length of time each drawing frame is visible when projected –  providing a base for 2,100 hand-drawn frames that I was illustrating consecutively on daily basis in two months. Some of the production process was captured on my website: http://www.ivetaka.com/animated-animator.

 

More on the Interdiciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

DateFriday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost

FREE

Website

http://www.ivetaka.com/animated-animator

Location

Open Space Gallery, 49 McCaul Street

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Opening Reception: March 31,  6 - 9 pm

Phases of Dance:
Traditional animation rotoscoping design for dance technique in bachata.

Phase
noun \ˈfāz\
1 :  a part or step in a process : one part in a series of related events or actions
2 :  an aspect or part under consideration

Origin and Etymology of phase
New Latin phasis, from Greek, appearance of a star, phase of the moon, from phainein to show (to appear).

Screened inside the Black Box, Phases of Dance is a classical animation that opens up with an appearance of a star that transforms into a dancer. Hand-drawn over the course of two months, this three minute bachata dance animation is made up of 2070+ individual drawings. These thousands of frames will be lined up for viewing in the Open Space Gallery. 

The production explored traditional animation as a design tool for documenting embodied knowledge in my dance practice. In manually rendering body movement at 12 frames per second, I approached rotoscoping as systematic process that allowed me to analyze and communicate aspects of bodily expression and technique in bachata. In this process, I was experimenting with a variety of hand-drawn effects that placed emphasis on movement, expression, performance and musicality.

Phases of Dance was made with the technique of Rotoscoping that is perhaps most widely recognized from A-ha's music video Take On Me. It uses live-action film as a base for drawing, whereby the animator traces over the footage, one frame as a time. As such, the production began with a filmed bachata choreography performed by my dance partner Pavlo Farmakidis and I. The edited video was exported the rate of 12 frames per second – the length of time each drawing frame is visible when projected –  providing a base for 2,100 hand-drawn frames that I was illustrating consecutively on daily basis in two months. Some of the production process was captured on my website: http://www.ivetaka.com/animated-animator.

 

More on the Interdiciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

Venue & Address: 
Open Space Gallery, 49 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.ivetaka.com/animated-animator
Cost: 
FREE
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