Spurt of Blood – Interactive Kinect Ballet


Spurt of Blood is an interactive dance piece that utilises music, film and interactive technology to create an immersive live performance. Taking inspiration from contemporary dance companies, film makers and electronic composers, the work represents a synthesis of all mediums involved. Each output, wether it be visual or auditory, is inherently linked and all share a common creative aesthetic.

It is within this synthesis that the project finds its success. Using a compositional and filming process that focused on attributes rather than narrative, allowed the work to develop a conceptual foundation, based on Artaud’s desire to express unconscious emotions. Although at times abstract, each medium has a definite purpose, and act as a device with which to express the often bewildering script.

How did this project use Max?

Using Synapse and Max at specific intervals, a Kinect camera tracks the dancer's hand movement and manipulates the accompanying soundtrack.