ChoreoGraph: Music-conditioned Automatic Dance Choreography over a Style and Tempo Consistent Dynamic Graph

Ho Yin Au, Jie Chen*, Junkun Jiang, Yi-Ke Guo

*Corresponding author for this work

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To generate dance that temporally and aesthetically matches the music is a challenging problem, as the following factors need to be considered. First, the aesthetic styles and messages conveyed by the motion and music should be consistent. Second, the beats of the generated motion should be locally aligned to the musical features. And finally, basic choreomusical rules should be observed, and the motion generated should be diverse. To address these challenges, we propose ChoreoGraph, which choreographs high-quality dance motion for a given piece of music over a Dynamic Graph. A data-driven learning strategy is proposed to evaluate the aesthetic style and rhythmic connections between music and motion in a progressively learned cross-modality embedding space. The motion sequences will be beats-aligned based on the music segments and then incorporated as nodes of a Dynamic Motion Graph. Compatibility factors such as the style and tempo consistency, motion context connection, action completeness, and transition smoothness are comprehensively evaluated to determine the node transition in the graph. We demonstrate that our repertoire-based framework can generate motions with aesthetic consistency and robustly extensible in diversity. Both quantitative and qualitative experiment results show that our proposed model outperforms other baseline models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMM '22: Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Multimedia
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781450392037
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2022
Event30th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2022 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 10 Oct 202214 Oct 2022


Conference30th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2022
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User-Defined Keywords

  • 3D Motion Synthesis
  • Cross-Modality Learning
  • Tempo Synchronization
  • Dynamic Motion Graph


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