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Moment, in which strangers suddenly find themselves in the situation of the spectator and performer, was the inspiration for this project. Challe… Read More
Moment, in which strangers suddenly find themselves in the situation of the spectator and performer, was the inspiration for this project. Challenge was to design a space that would create such situations. Read Less
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Contemporary Dance Academy
Brzeska Street, Praga disctrict, Warsaw, Poland
Dancers’ body is like a sculpture: beautifully formed with his/hersefforts to make it perfect. Without movement it becomes a sublime shape,elegant, static and mysterious. However, the moment they begin to move, themagic begins. Suddenly, we are invited to see thedancer’s show of emotion. It's almost an intimate performance that we are privileged towatch. This moment, in which strangers suddenlyfind themselves in the situation of the spectator and performer, wasthe inspiration for this project. Challenge was to design a spacethat would create such situations.

Building of the Academy of Danceis intentionally half-open, designed to encourage people in the neighborhood to discover it, explore and tame. The platform on which you step to get to the center of the project is structured in such a way that the stream of pedestrians will move in accordance with the choreography arranged by the architect: make a turn, do pirouettes, go above, look in thisdirection. The courtyard becomes a stage on which performances are written and directed by the architecture.