The Historical Movement Archive and Studio
Movement in 3D
On Display Now
Used to portray all movement captured by our motion capture equipment.
Designed using archived texts and pictures from its time to accurately size and recreate where Shakespeare’s plays were once viewed.
One of the ingresses of the Hope Playhouse, recreated in 3D from archived documents.
Take a look inside
The Hope Playhouse
Self-lead Virtual Tour
The Historical Movement Archive has used emerging 3D technologies and developed a process and methodology to integrate the historical record in text and images with archaeological excavation evidence to recreate in digital form this 16th century playhouse called the Hope Bear Gardens.
A Guided Video Walk-through
Take a guided tour through the Hope Playhouse and learn more about the goals and intentions for a virtual space for researchers to gather, exchange and preserve movement knowledge and culture.
how you can help
Support the Archive
Imagine an international group of historical movement scholars, teachers, and performers working together to preserve their life’s work in historical martial arts, historical dance, and cultural movement art forms, using developing motion capture and gaming platform technologies.
This is what we strive to do at the Historical Movement Archive. Your generous contribution will help support the archive moving forward.
a word from founder and director
Brad Alan Waller
“For the first time in history, modern technology is offering us the ability to preserve the movement depicted in these books and manuscripts so that it can be preserved, shared, and studied all over the world. It is a ‘Gutenberg moment” for historical movement and movement research”