Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand
The evolution of digital dance imaging technology (DDIT) introduces a vibrant intersection where tradition meets innovation, particularly in the realm of ethnic dance preservation and presentation. This study elucidates the potential, challenges, and implications of employing DDIT in the showcasing and preservation of ethnic dances, exploring its dimensions through diverse lenses including cultural, ethical, educational, and technological. Through a meticulous examination of various case studies, such as the digital documentation of Indonesia's Legong dance and the application of Virtual Reality (VR) in presenting Spain's Flamenco, the study weaves a narrative that intertwines the ancient rhythmic tales encapsulated within ethnic dances with the dynamic digital platforms of the modern age. While the technological realm offers potent tools for the archival, dissemination, and interactive engagement with these cultural dance forms, it also unravels a tapestry of considerations, particularly regarding cultural and ethical integrity, global dissemination, and the depth and quality of engagement. Thus, the research heralds a call for a symbiotic choreography between technology and culture, where DDIT is wielded with an intimate understanding and reverence towards the cultural narratives it seeks to preserve and share, ensuring that as ethnic dance steps into the digital spotlight, it does so in a manner that perpetuates its cultural, historical, and social significances across the global and temporal stages.
Digital Dance Imaging, Ethnic Dance Preservation, Technological Innovation, Cultural Transmission, Global Dissemination
Youxiang Qu. Innovative Research on the Application of Digital Dance Imaging Technology in Dance Presentation. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 15: 26-33. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.051505.
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