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Mar 21

Workshop: Choreographing with 3D Animation led by Artist in Residence Kate Ladenheim

Movement Lab, Milstein Center LL020

RSVP Required

NOTE: All attendees must bring a laptop with Unity pre-installed. Students can choose to use the personal license (free) or sign up to get an educational license - either will allow them to participate fully. Please email if you have any concerns or run into any problems with install.  


An avatar dancing with on a grid floor.

Join choreographer, media designer, creative technologist, and Movement Lab Artist in Residence, Kate Ladenheim in making choreographies for 3d avatars. In this workshop, you'll learn how to animate digital avatars by stringing together "stock" motion clips available for free online. that you can use in 3d animation, AR & VR. Alongside this hands-on technology, we'll also consider: what motions communicate “normalcy”? What avatars are expected to perform what "stock" motions? What kinds of biases do these assumptions reveal?


This interactive workshop by Artist in Residence Kate Ladenheim is in collaboration with Barnard College Professor Elisa Davis’ Designing Immersive Performance class. 

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 from 11:40am - 12:55 pm (during Elisa Davis’ Designing Immersive Performance class).




Headshot of Kate Laudenhiem with shoulders turned mostly to the side, in black and white

Kate Ladenheim is a choreographer, media designer, and creative technologist. Her work spans interactive installations, media design, performance and robotics. She researches bodies in motion and how they impact and are impacted by systems of social and technological pressure.

Ladenheim holds an M.F.A. in Media Design Practices from ArtCenter College of Design. She has conducted research in motion interfaces for robotics design at U.C.L.A., and was the 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Robotics, Automation, & Dance Lab at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Her artistic projects have been presented internationally, including at The Invisible Dog, National Sawdust, GrizzlyGrizzly, Brown University, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and The Performance Arcade (New Zealand). Her work has been celebrated in Dance Magazine as one of their “25 to Watch” and “Best of 2018.” Ladenheim is currently the Associate Artist-in-Residence at the Maya Brin Institute for New Performance, a faculty position at the University of Maryland in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.


Please Note: Capacity in the lab is capped at 35 audience members. This interactive workshop by Artist in Residence Kate Ladenheim is in collaboration with Barnard College Professor Elisa Davis’ Designing Immersive Performance class. Students of Elisa Davis' class will take priority, regardless of RSVP. Admission for attendees who have RSVP'd will be determined on a first come first serve basis on arrival. Late admission will not be allowed. Attendees who have not RSVP'd will be put on a standby waitlist if they arrive in-person before the event.