Embodied flow in experiential media systems: a study of the dancer's lived experience in a responsive audio system

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During the design of interactive dance performances, dancers generate a strong relationship to the responsive media after they are given information about how to use the system. This case study

During the design of interactive dance performances, dancers generate a strong relationship to the responsive media after they are given information about how to use the system. This case study observes a dancer's experience of improvising in a responsive audio system (RAS). A triangulated analysis and conclusion is formed from Laban Movement Analysis in conjunction with post-experience discussions relating to Optimal Flow. This study examines whether or not providing information about how an audio system responds to movement affects a dancers ability to achieve a heightened state of Embodied Flow while improvising in a RAS.