Here and Now: Creating Improvisational Dance Movements with a Mixed Reality Mirror


This paper explores using mixed reality (MR) mirrors for supporting improvisational dance making. Motivated by the prevalence of mirrors in dance studios and inspired by Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies, we conducted workshops with 13 dancers and choreographers to inform the design of future MR visualisation and annotation tools for dance. The workshops involved using a prototype MR mirror as a technology probe that reveals the spatial and temporal relationships between the reflected dancing body and its surroundings during improvisation; speed dating group interviews around future design ideas; follow-up surveys and extended interviews with a digital media dance artist and a dance educator. Our findings highlight how the MR mirror enriches dancers' temporal and spatial perception, creates multi-layered presence, and affords appropriation by dancers. We also discuss the unique place of MR mirrors in the theoretical context of dance and in the history of movement visualisation, and distil lessons for broader HCI research.

Qiushi Zhou
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Louise Grebel
Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France
Andrew Irlitti
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Julie Ann Minaai
The University of Melbourne, Southbank, Australia
Jorge Goncalves
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Eduardo Velloso
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


会議: CHI 2023

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (

セッション: Designing and Understanding Embodied Experiences

Hall C
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2023-04-24 20:10:00
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