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Kim Vincs is an Associate Professor in Dance and Motion Capture, and Director of
Deakin Motion.Lab, Deakin University's motion capture studio and research centre.
Kim teaches dance, motion capture and interactive performance at Deakin
She was awarded an ALTC National Teaching Award for the Arts and Humanities
ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2006. She is a
winner of several University and Faculty teaching awards.
Technologies such as motion capture and 3D stereo environments offer exciting
new possibilities for studying, enhancing and transforming dance practice. Kim
Vincs is a choreographer, researcher and interactive dance artist who develops
new ways of investigating and creating dance using digital technology.
Her collaborations integrate scientific and artistic approaches. She is currently
working on ‘Capturing Dance: using motion capture to enhance the creation of
innovative Australian dance’, a three year project, supported by the Australian
Research Council’s Discovery program (DP0987101), which aims to identify
choreographic movement signatures using motion capture, in collaboration with
Mathematician Vicky Mak-Hau (Deakin University) and Biomechanist Richard
Smith (University of Sydney). She also collaborates with cognitive psychologists
Kate Stevens (MARCS Auditory Laboratory, University of Western Sydney) and
Emery Schubert (University of New South Wales) investigating choreographic
structures and audience response.
Most recently, she has created a series of interactive dance works exploring new ways
of using motion capture and 3D stereo projection to enhance the spatial impact of
live dance performance. Works include ‘The Silk Road Project’ in 2007 (with Matthew
Delbridge, QUT), ‘Aura’, 2009 (with interactive artist John McCormick),
‘Choreotopography’ in collaboration with John McCormick, Daniel Skovli, Peter Divers,
Rob Vincs, Deakin University’s Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention and the
Melbourne Ballet Company, which premiered at the Victorian Arts Centre in 2010,
and ‘Choreographing Digital Space’ at Gasworks, as part of Deakin University's
Deakin Week program in 2011.
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Kim directs the commercial activities of the Deakin Motion.Lab, delivering motion
capture services for animation and game development companies such as
Act3animation, Big Ant Studios, Animal Logic, Bioware and Altv fx.
PhD (dance) Deakin University
MFA (dance) Mills College, Oakland, CA
BScOptom University of Melbourne
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