Virtual Reality Centre (VRC), Department of Art and Design (AAD) and Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) co-organised a talk titled “Culture and Technology: Convergence of Chinese Dance, Martial Arts and Virtual Reality for Art Appreciation and Education” on 25 March 2021 (Thursday), 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., at SPACE for ALL of the Library.
Ms Carolyn Yip, Project Manager, and Mr Ho-fei Ho, Senior Dancer, of the Hong Kong Dance Company, shared their experience, inspiration, and achievements of the interdisciplinary project “Research Study on Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese Dance” (2018-2020), in which the University was one of the collaborators. The project conducted studies in connecting Chinese martial arts and Chinese dance, performing on stages, and producing interactive and immersive videos supported by motion capture, online screening and virtual reality technologies. Ms Yip guided the audience to go through the three stages of the research study, from training workshops to presentation, eventually to an online performance on the ticket market. Mr Ho shared his story of creating dance performance from Chinese martial arts training.
Dr Patrick Mok, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design, who was a member of the expert team of the research study, hosted the chit-chat session with the speakers.
The talk was well-attended by more than 140 students and staff, on-site and online. On top of the interesting content brought by the speakers, a VR device was also provided on site for the participants to experience the panoramic view of dancers performing around.