fourMs Workshop: Bodies in Motion

Workshop with Dr. Elisavet Konstantinidou from University of Nicosia, Cyprus.


Program (tentative)

Time Content
10:15 Introduction

Short presentations by fourMs researchers (papers to be presented at SMC, MOCO and ESCOM this summer):

  • The musical influence on people’s micromotion when standing still in groups (Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Agata Zelechowska, Victor Gonzalez Sanchez)
  • Exploring melody and motion features in “sound-tracings” (Tejaswinee Kelkar, Alexander Refsum Jensenius)
  • Arm and Head Movements to Musical Passages of Electronic Dance Music (Ragnhild Torvanger Solberg, Alexander Refsum Jensenius)
  • Investigating Musical Meter as Shape: Two Case Studies of Brazilian Samba and Norwegian Telespringar (Mari Romarheim Haugen)
  • Exploring sound-motion textures in drum set performance (Rolf Inge Godøy, Minho Song, and Sofia Dahl)
  • Validating Attack Phase Descriptors Obtained by the Timbre Toolbox and MIRtoolbox (Kristian Nymoen, Anne Danielsen, Justin London)
12:00 Lunch break

Guest lecture:

14:15 Motion exercises and testing of different motion capture solutions
15:30 Discussion and Conclusion

Guest lecture: Music and Movement

Abstract: Music and Movement (MU&MO) were always part of Elisavet’s background and evolvement. As a Rhythmic Gymnastics’ Champion her MU&MO experiences started at an early age. As a long-time instructor of children, students and educators, she continuously searches and tries to combine MU&MO activities with many different creative ways. She believes that MU&MO activities should be an integral part of everyday children's life and education for the holistic and optimum development of their personalities. Her MU&MO activities attempt to link body and mind situations, actions, reactions and procedures for the sake of people’s healthy growth, combining the theory of motor development and the elements of movement with the elements of music and sound. She studies also children’s creativity in movement and how educator’s perceive it and promote it. Her future research plans include the mental/psychological/physical benefits of MU&MO activities in many different populations (children, students, workers, aging).

Elisavet KonstantinidouBio: Elisavet Konstantinidou is a lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy in the program of Sport Sciences, Dpt of Life & Health Sciences, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She holds a BSc on Physical Education and Sports Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a MSc (2005) and a PhD (2012) on “Exercise and Quality of Life” from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. She has participated in national and European transnational co-operation awarded funded projects and she has contributed in the translation and authorship of books about creativity and music & movement education. She has published numerous papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. At young age she was a European Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion. Her research interests include, Pedagogical & Creative Learning and Teaching in Sports and Physical Education, Music and Movement Education / Eurhythmic Education, Mental/Physical Health and dance, sports and exercise, New Technologies and ICT use for effective Physical Education.


Published Apr. 24, 2017 10:38 AM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2018 5:21 PM