Dancing Architecture: A Formal Approach to Translating Movement and Dance
Ambrose, Michael A
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Dance is an outlet that teaches empathy and inspires people to communicate their stories through body movement. Architecture has the same ability to tell stories. I also contend that architecture made of representational narrative in the use of metaphorical forms and tectonics has the ability to teach and communicate. I believe there is a need for architecture to be more open and educational. Methods and lessons of dance will be applied embodied in ways to induce learning to my architectural thesis. Precedents emphasizing graphic representations of dance movements will support the idea of instructive design. This investigation will entail the work of Étienne-Jules Marey, pioneer of using graphical techniques to depict sequential movement of the human body, and the work of Eadweard Muybridge, an innovator of photographic studies of motion. The work of my thesis will be to conceive of places for people to congregate, where social and cultural intersections will foster an inspiration for movement or interaction.