I have invited several dancers to engage in the use of VICKI to understand how the current program affects other dancers, and to understand the extent to which having such a tool to customize would be useful. I have asked that those volunteering contribute to this site through reflective writing on their questions, experiences, and other responses. Participants range from beginners in modern dance with no improvisational experience at all, to highly skilled graduate students and teachers of modern and dance improvisation. Their feedback will be used to recalibrate the program as a training program and as a choreographic aid or performance device.
I have asked that they respond to a series of questions that I have devised for them, but also to free write on their experiences – just the first thing that comes to their thoughts. What follows is an archive that traces each dancer’s progress with the bot.