architecture : urban : visual culture

Dance Space

In her masterwork Dorottya Czakó's aim is to create a dance space in urban surroundings - a garage in the city centre, built in 1928 is now standing there abandoned. The main characteristics of the industrial building are the long span spaces and a spacious middle hall, which are suitable for the new function. 

In my thesis, I am studying the environment while one is moving through or dancing in it. My examinations prove that moving is a major way of getting familiar with the surrounding space. Dancing, as a specific way of moving, opens up new opportunities to enrich this discovery. I am also analysing dance as a social interaction, especially the role of dance in urban life and social life. I am stating that dance is a basic need of society, which need is not satisfied in Budapest since it lacks the appropriate space for it.

In my masterwork, my aim is to create a dance space in urban surroundings: a garage in the city centre, built in 1928 is now standing there abandoned. The main characteristics of the industrial building are the long span spaces and a spacious middle hall, which are suitable for the new function. The originally closed shapes are eased off by small gardens, which also provide connection towards the city. Being opened to city life is a key element of the program, so the house contains spaces that can be visited by anyone. The delicacy of dance in raw industrial spaces result in an exciting contradiction.

Dorottya Czakó

 



 

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