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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Wooding, Adriaan Willem
Email adriaan.wooding@gmail.com
URN etd-12142009-161007
Document Title A contemporary dance company and performance areas
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Architecture
Advisor Name Title
Ms M De Klerk Committee Co-Chair
Mr J Laubscher Supervisor
  • dance comapny
Date 2009-11-28
Availability unrestricted

Contemporary art manifested as a reaction or addition to preceding arts. It either developed as a stark opposing contrast, or borrowed from the original in attempts to expand. This is equally true for all branches of art, including architecture and dance.

This dissertation investigates dance and the role of the choreographer, as spatial informant for architecture. The author used selected dance performances as design generators. This process was largely based on the work of the architectural firm, UN Studio. It expands on the freedom of the architectural design process and defines a balance between ‘fantasy’ and ‘reality’.

A contemporary dance company and adjoining performance areas was proposed within the urban environment of the Pretoria Central Business District (CBD). The site selection was supported by the proximity of an existing theatre. The proposed project responds to the guidelines as formulated by the student urban framework, entitled SchizoCity. SchizoCity suggests a new pedestrian layer and explores the ‘opening’ of existing arcane city blocks by adding alien programs or forms.

Copyright © 2009, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Wooding, AW 2009, A contemporary dance company and performance areas, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-12142009-161007/ >


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