Corpus Creation and Perceptual Evaluation of Expressive Theatrical Gestures

  • Pamela Carreno-Medrano
  • Sylvie Gibet
  • Caroline Larboulette
  • Pierre-François Marteau
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8637)


While human communication involves rich, complex and expressive gestures, available corpora of captured motions used for the animation of virtual characters contain actions ranging from locomotion to everyday life motions. We aim at creating a novel corpus of expressive and meaningful gestures, and we focus on body movements and gestures involved in theatrical scenarios. In this paper we propose a methodology for building a corpus of full-body theatrical gestures based on a magician show enriched with affective content.

We then validate the constructed corpus of theatrical gestures and sequences through several perceptual studies focusing on the complexity of the produced movements as well as the recognizability of the additional affective content.


Emotional State Video Clip Motion Capture Daily Gesture Virtual Character 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela Carreno-Medrano
    • 1
  • Sylvie Gibet
    • 1
  • Caroline Larboulette
    • 1
  • Pierre-François Marteau
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Bretagne Sud, IRISA, Bâtiment ENSIBSVannesFrance

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