Reliability of the evaluation of humanoid animation as a visualizing tool in hip-hop dance
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the evaluation the humanoid animation by comparing the intra and inter-rater reliability between humanoid animation and stick figure animation of hip-hop dance. The humanoid animation and the stick figure animation were created using motion capture data from 16 hip-hop dancers. Five judges were asked to evaluate the 32 dance trials and they were not informed that they were repeating an evaluation. The intra-class correlation coefficient of the humanoid animation demonstrated very high reliability and was higher than the stick figure animation. There was no difference between the animations in the inter-class correlation coefficient. Humanoid animation may provide a more reliable method for the evaluation of dance movements as a feedback tool.