Temporal procedures of mutual alignment and synchronization in collaborative meaning-making activities in a dance rehearsal

Synchrony is a members’ interactional solution for dealing with multiple
relevant interactional tasks simultaneously when working on two or more
separate, perceptual, and equally relevant projects, e. g., when dancing while
pointing out a feature of the ongoing dance. This paper focuses on moments
in which participants engage in joint meaning-making to identify, negotiate,
and implement displayed multimodal gestalts of the choreography. Three
temporal procedures of mutual alignment and synchronization were identified
through a conversation analytical approach in combination with marker-less
motion tracking movement analysis of a dance rehearsal: delays, accelerations,
and accentuations. The analyses revealed that synchrony requires constant
coordination in order to establish, maintain, and dissolve alignment between
participants and their multimodal resources.


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