Emotional Representation in Dancing Performance

In this project, we will need to express emotion through dance. The performer will be asked to perform a 30-45 seconds dance expressing an emotion. The same emotion will be expressed in multiple ways (6 different times if possible). 
There exist 6 basic different emotions, happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, anger, and surprise. The artist will be asked to improvise through their dance and the way they express these basic emotions. 
In the end, a dance expressing all the emotions will be performed for future analysis. 
The performance will be filmed with cameras from different angles. 
A white sheet with a light beam hitting on it will be used to film the performance of the shadow of the performer.

BONHEUR :  Enchantement – Satisfaction – Joie – Extase – Sérénité – Gaité        

TRISTESSE : Douleur – Chagrin – Mélancolie – Nostalgie – Désespoir – Frustration

PEUR : Frisson – Terreur – Affolement – Ridicule – Panique – Menace

DÉGOÛT : Appétit – Démoralisation – Horreur – Nausée – Lassitude – Phobie

COLÈRE : Déchaînement  – Violence – Rage – Haine – Impatience – Agressivité

SURPRISE : Stupéfaction – Ébahissement – Plaisir – Déconcerté – Étonné – Émerveillement


General information
  • Date: 31.07.2020
  • Type: Internship project
  • Responsible: Karl Daher


  • Julie Pantillon
Omar Abou Khaled
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Elena Mugellini
Head of HumanTech
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Marine Capallera
Senior Researcher
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Karl Daher
Senior Researcher
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