The 2nd Multiplier Event: the 2nd Info Day on the European project 4DCulture was held on March 9, 2023 at the Faculty of Technics and Technologies of Yambol, Trakia University, Bulgaria. Over 30 face-to-face and over 30 online participants attended the event. The participants have been from historical and art museums, folklore dance groups, universities, high schools, freelance designers and artists, computer engineers, etc. Prof. Zlatina Kazlacheva, the leader of Trakia University team, introduced the main goal, activities and intellectual results. She accented on results of the activities of Trakia University team. The ethnographer Dinka Angelova gives a lecture on the traditional costumes from Yambol region. Prof. Kazlacheva presented the MOOC “Traditional costumes as a part of the cultural heritage”. Accos. Prof. Zlatin Zlatev and Assoc. Prof. Stanka Baicheva presented the folk dances from Trakia ethnographic area and the possibilities for their digitization. Dr. Julieta Ilieva, Dr. Petya Dineva, Prof. Kazlacheva, and the scenographer Petko Naydenov showed textile and fashion designs, and applied art works based on the application of elements, shapes and ornaments of the folk costumes in with authors. The Info Day ended with discussion on the presentations, exchange of information and demonstration of traditional costumes, folk dances, and contemporary designs and arts based on the folklore.
Video record of the 2nd 4DCulture Multiplier Event is available at: https://youtu.be/JuzsZgSq_Ts
Prof Yordan Kyosev from Technische Universität Dresden presented on November the 2nd, our research project “Dress up, Dance and Digitally Dive into Culture” the International Conference on Technics, Technologies and Education (ICTTE) 2022. Prof. Kyosev discussed long dancing sequences scanning with Rokoko Suite as motion capturing. He also reflected on the challenges emerging from scanning folklore costumes due to the elaborative ornaments that the folklore costumes bare.
The 4DCulture team met for the second transnational meeting, this time in Porto (Portugal) on 17th of October. In the meeting, the Consortium reviewed and discussed some improvements of the Output 1 (O1): State-of-the-art review of traditional costumes linked to folklore dancing. The 4DCulture Virtual Online Platform was presented to the team. The team have defined the macrostructure of the MOOCs as well as the next steps for the VR Application via motion capturing.
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The 1st Summerschool of the project 4DCULTURE took place in Dresden, Germany. The event was attended by more than thirty participants from Greece, Bulgaria and Germany, including the folklore dance school Thea Mass from Germany and the folklore dance group Lygkistes from Athens, the high education institution of TUD (Technical University of Dresden) and ITM (Institute of Textile Machinery). The main goals, tasks and results of the project were analyzed. Also, participants were guided through the workshops of ITM (Institute of Textile Machinery). During the next days, a cultural exchange between groups of different origins took place, as dancers from Germany, Greece, and Bulgaria, along with students from TUD, participated in dance lessons. Apart form that, traditional costumes from different regions of Germany, Greece and Bulgaria were presented and regional particularities were explained. Finally, a digital acquisition of the traditional costumes data, and the movement of traditional folklore dances (in digital skeletons) took place in the ITM facilities. During these days, data was captured in order to feed next steps, regarding the creation of the platform and the VR experience.
The 1st Multiplier Event: 1st Info Day of the project 4DCULTURE took place in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 29th of September 2022. The event was attended by 30 participants from various museums, folklore dance schools and groups, high education institutions, etc., and took more than 5 hours. Daiva Mikucioniene, the leader of Kaunas University of Technology team, opened the event and presented the main information about the project’ mission, aims and tasks, results which will be developed in the frame of the project. After the opening, there was given extended lecture about daily and festive Lithuanian traditional costumes in the 19th century and the 1st part of 20th century. Also, demonstration of such costumes from different Lithuanian regions was presented and regional differences were explained. In the last session of the event, historical evaluation of traditional dances in Lithuania was presented and illustrated by video records of the most famous folklore dances. The participants had opportunity to learn main steps of traditional dances. After all presentations, extended discussion of participants, presenters and project team members was organized.