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dc.contributor.author Anderson, B
dc.contributor.author Rees, M
dc.contributor.author Ladd, E
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-06T10:46:36Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation 2005
dc.identifier.other L1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17513
dc.description.abstract The idea behind Settlement was literally to settle the new Divergence Dance Company (Wales' contemporary dance company) into their home in the Cardiff Millennium Centre. Commissioned by the company as co-director, designer and dramaturge, the project was to conceive a series of site-specific dance performances responding to the interior architecture. Merging dance and architecture to generate movement vocabularies for solo works, a research program was initiated to establish the new building's architectural functionality, program and circulation. The analysis revealed a series of positive elements and flaws that were developed as tools to field a series of body/space movement concepts for dance creation. An original and significant relationship between dancer and architecture developed; one that created singular reflective compositions between the ephemeral (dance) and the permanency of built space (building). Site-specific choreographies generated new emergent forms: the body as architectural indent, critique, surface and flexibility. A type of 'room writing' was developed where body inscription reflected architectural program. To navigate an encounter with the solo works through the vast public spaces of the building's foyer and floor levels, 400 metres of orange rope was rigged, creating a line of circulation throughout the building. The new spatial conditions the rope created to the existing volumes of the building resulted in ground/floor and wall/ceiling virtual intersections. Another defining material was applied through the introduction of 200 metres of orange safety tape that was applied to floor, wall and object surfaces to reflect various architectural details thereby creating virtual boundaries for the dance. Settlement was supported by Divergence Dance Company through the Welsh Council of the Arts.
dc.title Settlement
dc.type Performance
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Cardiff Millennium Centre en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120399 Design Practice and Management Not Elsewhere Classified
dc.personcode 112225
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom No en_US
dc.date.activity 20050715 en_US
dc.date.activity 2005-07-15
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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