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3DVisA Index of 3D Projects: Dance

SWAP Project
Interactive Audiovisual Performances and Installations

The Portugal-based SWAP Project is dedicated to dance and interactive digital media. SWAP dancers and choreographers use Augmented Reality and other digital technologies and explore their effects on the body and stage space. They have developed software in C++ which responds to the movement of dancers, projecting contours on screens. The performers, technicians operating the controls and audience can all interact with the projected silhouettes in real time.

The SWAP productions include Displacement (2004), New Media as Cyborg (2000-2001) and eDGe to be premiered in September 2006.

Project dates: Ongoing from 2000.


Conception and Interpretation: João Costa, Rudolfo Quintas and Tiago Dionísio.

Choreography: João Costa.

Software Development, Sound and Interactive Visual Art: Rudolfo Quintas and Tiago Dionísio.

Advisers/Observers: Andreia Pinto de Sousa and David Santos.

Costumes: Helena Mota

Sources and further details:

The SWAP website offers information and visual material relating to performances.

A DVD of SWAP's projects created between 2000 and 2005 is available for purchase (see the SWAP website for details).

Record compiled by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel. Last updated: 11 September 2006.

3DVisA gratefully acknowledges the help of ...... with preparation of this record.

© SWAP and 3DVisA, 2006.

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