Electronic Traces Of A Dancer’s Movements Captured Via Pointe Shoes

“E-traces, les chaussons de danse connectés”

Designer Lesia Trubat developed Electronic Traces featuring pointe shoes with embedded sensors:

“As a result, E-Trace can capture the calligraphic strokes of a dancer’s foot gliding across the floor. Those movements are then translated into video, and even, eventually, could be incorporated into a dance performance. It’s not hard to imaging projectors making an entire stage glow with these lines, cascading around a soloist wearing a pair of the shoes.”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.