The Dancer's Figure – Structural Framework
Four tripods built with clustered bamboo columns with different heights are intently distributed on site to provide four apices.
A recycled wood foundation act as a weight to secure these four tripods, which connect to metal plates on the bottom.
Three unique doubly-ruled surfaces are formed by a set of simple operations, i.e. connecting alternate tripod’s high points to low points of tripods on the opposite side with cables.
These three surfaces on average span across 2/3 of the longitudinal length (15m) of the site. Together with the four tripods sitting on the decking, they are closely bonded to provide a stabilized structure.
This structure defines a peculiar form as if it is a frozen instance of a larger undulating body.
The Dancer's Robe – Mesh Fabric
Numerous strips of white mesh fabric are layered across adjacent longitudinal cables alternatively on all 3 main surfaces. This multitude of fabric creates an unexpected sense of lightness defined by those 3 undulating doubly ruled surfaces. As wind gently reaches these fabrics, a rippling effect across all layers can be created. This is the movement of dance, the air motion of nature captured within a sea of fabric, a dressed body.
Dance is an expression of joy and freedom.
Dance is a manifestation of movement, strength and speed.
Dance is an art.
It is through art and culture that ideas, dreams, hopes take flight.