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DIALOGUE BETWEEN BODY AND ARCHITECTURE

DIALOGUE BETWEEN BODY AND ARCHITECTURE

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 DIALOGUE BETWEEN BODY AND ARCHITECTURE“Dancing body, danced spaces” Workshop from 18 to 25 May 2009 in TangierWith Graziella Boggiano and Nordin Traghane
Dance and Architecture are closely related. One is built on mobility and movement, whereasthe other fixes its spatial designs, and builds our environment. Yet in their spatial work,whether static or dynamic, they both concentrate on our perception of our environment, andon how we represent the world and the way it turns.
"Tracing the invisible"
is how
Jean Cocteau
defined the poet’s task. A dancing body ispoetry too, and the poet is the one who makes the body dance. Space is a notion that crossesthe phenomenological spectrum from the concrete to the abstract, via the social dimension.Topography, geography, natural settings, elements; cultural, historical, sociological areas,architectural and urban domains; metaphysical sphere, human condition, ephemeral existence,are all spaces that can be danced. Does the dancing body create the space it invests? Towhere does the danced space extend when it exceeds the boundaries of the stage?…the sensory impoverishment of most contemporary buildings, and the sadness, monotonyand sterility, on the tactile level of the urban environment. This impoverishment is all themore striking as modern times celebrate the sensation of the body and of physicalfreedom…the beliefs regarding the body help fashion a city… (1)
(1) Excerpted from a book by Sennett: La Chair et la Pierre [Flesh and Stone] – Editions de la Passion
A theatre/dance workshop from 18 to 24 May 2009 devoted to:

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