Capturing Intention

How to notate Dance? 
What are the ways of capturing dance? 
What is essential from the work of Emio Greco | PC?

Since 2004, when one of the Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten Salons was challengingly dedicated to the implications of building up modern repertoire and of archiving contemporary dance, Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten has been researching ways of documenting and analyzing their work. The ultimate aim is to develop an information resource that draws from their past, present and future work. A "living archive" based on principles of movement and choreography that are constantly evolving.

The development of this archive has taken place along different paths: in 2005, Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten were in residence at the Amsterdam School for the Arts where they explored themes related to reproduction and authenticity, new systems of notation and dance idioms. Connecting with international researchers to explore these issues further, took the notation research project to the next level. The research team uses documentary filmmaking, existing dance notation systems, interactive media design, gesture analysis and insights from cognition studies. In October 2007 the first results of the project were presented to the public in the form of the book Capturing Intention and the Interactive Installation Double Skin/Double Mind (see video).

The project has been continued within the research project Inside Movement Knowledge