Towards an interactive Tango Milonga

Courtney Brown, Garth Paine

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Social partner dances, particularly Argentine tango with its close embrace, present challenges to interactive dance system development. First, the system must address the motion capture problem of multiple closely interacting bodies. Secondly, the system deployment should not disrupt the social dance conventions and expectations. Thirdly, the system must capture movement features relevant to the dance style. This paper presents and reflects upon the process of building such a system for interactive Argentine tango dance, in which dancers' movements drive a real-time composition system, illuminating solutions to these limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationLooking Back, Looking Forward - Proceedings
EditorsRichard Dudas
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0984527443, 9780984527441
StatePublished - 2015
Event41st International Computer Music Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward, ICMC 2015 - Denton, United States
Duration: Sep 25 2015Oct 1 2015

Publication series

Name41st International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2015: Looking Back, Looking Forward - Proceedings


Other41st International Computer Music Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward, ICMC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications


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