By Gerhard Eckel, Michael Schwab, and David Pirrò,

Rebody (2010) by Gerhard Eckel, Michael Schwab and David Pirrò is a video and an installation piece in which the captured motion of a dancer is transformed into a dynamic drawing that informs a musical composition. The piece explores the dance movements, the drawing algorithms and the musical structures in an attempt to create aesthetic resonances and convergences. The work investigates how structured creative processes can transpose rather than represent the dancer's movements. Rebody is based on motion-capture data collected from Bodyscapes (2009), an intermedial dance solo performance by Valentina Moar (choreography/dance), Gerhard Eckel and David Pirrò (composition).


Rebody was premiered on September 16 2010 as part of the Research Festival 'Unexpected Variations' at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium. In the context of Transpositions the project serves as a pre-study. For a complete project description and detailed understanding of how this project informed Transpositions, please click here.

For full documentation of the Rebody project, click here.

For complete project documentation, click here

Orpheus Institute, Ghent

Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

Copy Press




Event 1: Orpheus Institute,Ghent, Research Festival 'Unexpected Variations', September 16 2010.

Event 2: György Ligeti Hall, Graz, Symposium Raum:Konzept, November 9 2010.

Event 3: Aula, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Nocturne 33, December 9 2010.

Event 4: Conway Hall, London, Copy Press launch, May 25 2013.


Event 5: Research Catalogue Workshop at KTH, Stockholm, April 25 2014.