Can People Sense Their Personalities Only by Watching the Movements of Their Skeleton in Street Dancing Performances?

  • Hikaru SaitoEmail author
  • Yoshiki Maki
  • Shunki Tsuchiya
  • Satoshi Nakamura
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10903)


Dancing is a way of communication using the body and self-expression and is a kind of action where each individual’s uniqueness connects directly to his or her movements. Furthermore, how well a dancer can express his or her personality is one of the indicators of their ability, which proves the importance of personality in dancing. This study focused on personality in dancing, in particular the possibility of its extraction. Specifically, we asked skilled dancers and unskilled dancers to practice and perform a dance during which we acquired each individual’s bone structural data with the use of a Kinect sensor. Afterwards, we played back the data to each participant and asked them to choose what they thought were their own dancing forms, the form they most preferred, and the forms they thought were good. As a result, both the skilled and unskilled participants were capable of distinguishing their own dancing forms, which indicated the existence of a dancing personality. Furthermore, while there were differences between the skilled dancers and the unskilled ones, there was a common tendency of matching dance forms that participants favored and dance forms that participants considered good.


Personality Dance Street dance Motion capture 



This work was supported in part by JST ACCEL Grant Number JPMJAC1602, Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hikaru Saito
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yoshiki Maki
    • 1
  • Shunki Tsuchiya
    • 1
  • Satoshi Nakamura
    • 1
  1. 1.Meiji UniversityTokyoJapan

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