About the PaR research project:
ChatGPT and The Art of Dance-Making is a practice-as-research project that combines dance choreography, ChatGPT technology, and audience interaction.
This study explores the dynamic relationship between artificial intelligence and dance composition while creating an immersive experience in which the audience changes the performance. While a blend of dance composition, AI systems, and participatory art may seem complex and unfamiliar, this project seeks to explain and reveal its complexity while pushing the limits of traditional choreography. Not only does ChatGPT and The Art of Dance-Making improve knowledge of these intersections, but it also provides the foundation for future investigations.
This research consisted of two workshops, each with multiple trials. During these sessions, the dancers created choreographic sequences on the spot, getting inspired by the live chat with ChatGPT. The audience actively took part in the live chat, facilitated by ChatGPT, by writing messages. ChatGPT then processed these messages, offering inspiration for the dancers. The aim of this project is to analyse and compare the experience of creating a choreographic motif with the final dance sequences produced.
This research is important for the performing arts sector, as it suggests new approaches to co-creation while also expanding the creativity of dance practitioners and choreographers. The project's successes include an examination of ChatGPT in the arts, choreographic innovation, and an interactive audience experience. While the project is created for the dance community, it may also inspire other forms of art, such as theatre or visual art. This research is relevant for dance practitioners, especially choreographers, who are looking for a new tool to help them become more creative. This research is innovative for various reasons, including its use of ChatGPT as a co-creator of the dance sequence. By involving ChatGPT as a co-creator, the project states originality in "the making." This collaboration with the AI system distinguishes the project from the traditional method of creating dance.
A video trailer was included in the introduction page to enhance the reader's understanding of this research. This trailer showcases behind-the-scenes footage of the project.