Debug-view of IBI Cultura dancers from a Kinect based blob-tracker CIANTduring the dance performance Strawman at New Stage of National Theatre Prague.
Major advantage of this tracking technique compared to traditional IR light+camera tracking is fast installation and calibration, resistance to changing light conditions and stage impurities, low demands on costume design. Dancers are able to disappear from the tracking by lowering the body close to the surface of the stage which ads additional choreography and interaction options. In the future version we plan to add algorithm to cancel out perspective shift thus improving the tracking precision, this would not be possible with traditional camera.
Music: Sleepwalkers Walk Alone by Manuele Atzeni (wmrecordings.com)