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  • 1. Dance is Architecture in Motion. About the shared vocabulary and concerns of seemingly opposite art forms.
  • 2. • choreographic algorithm (Improvisation Technologies) • choreographic object (Synchronous Objects) • choreographic construction
  • 3. Dance is architecture in motion.
  • 4. Kinesphere — the total volume of a body’s potential movement, the intangible space the moving human body produces. It is best described by the geometrical form of an icosahedron and its centre is the Solar Plexus, the pivotal point for any movement.
  • 5. “Movement is, so to speak, living architecture – living in the sense of changing emplacements as well as changing cohesion. The architecture is created by human movements and is made up of pathways tracing shapes in space.“ (Rudolf Laban, Choreutics)
  • 6. "As an architect I sit in front of my computer, I click through the different menus of the CD and I get overwhelmed by a glaring similarity to the interface of my CAAD program." (Britta Callsen 1995)
  • 7. “With the CAAD program I construct a building with lines, polygons, circles which are basic geometric figures. I click the command ‘line’ to define two points and I draw a line between them. In order to view it in the right position I take the line and turn, twist, flip it in the virtual space. It is the same operation Forsythe demonstrates on his CD when he describes the relationship between parts of the body in motion.” (Britta Callsen)
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  • 9. “Dance and Architecture have much in common. Both are concerned with practices of space. For a dancer the act of choreography as a writing of place occurs through the unfolding of spatial dimensions through gesture and embodied movement. For the architect space is the medium through which form emerges and habitation is constructed. For both, the first space we experience is the space of the body.” (Carol Brown, choreographer)
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  • 11. “Space lays down the law because it implies a certain order [...] Space commands bodies, prescribing or proscribing gestures, routes and distances to be covered.” (Henry Lefebvre, The Production of Space)
  • 12. 4-dimensional 3-dimensional
  • 13. Stasis from Greek στάσις "a standing still" referring to architecture, the immovable building, the static Ecstasy (ex-stasis) from Greek -έκ στασις "to be or stand outside oneself, a removal to elsewhere” referring to dance, the fugitive, ephemeral movement, the dynamic
  • 14. at rest put into relation and action functional architectural elements
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  • 16. choreographic algorithm - a set of well-defined instructions for moving
  • 17. choreographic object - a manifestation of choreographic information; an alternative site to the dancing body where choreographic ideas can reside
  • 18. choreographic construction - the structure or the creation of a kinetic event
  • 19. 1. Design a 5 min’ choreographic construction for 5 dancers based on the architect’s drawings.
  • 20. 2. Form groups of 5 dancers and choose a choreographic construction, which none of you has designed and stage it.
  • 21. • Any choreographic piece is an architectural structure or construction. • Any dancer is a body of geometric forms or architectural elements. • Both can complement each other.