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Bachelor of Architecture
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Dance is a universal cultural phenomenon that provides physical, emotional, and social benefits. Public Space, when well-utilized, provides people with opportunities to meet various needs. In this way, Dance and Public Space have the potential for a mutually beneficial relationship, Public Space providing a way for people to meet certain needs through Dance, while Dance improves the quality of Public Space. This relationship is already in existence worldwide. This paper explores seven case studies globally where Dance occurs in Public Space. Written research is combined with diagrams developed to study key aspects of these spaces. The diagrams study Dance and its effects on the Space, the physical qualities of the Space, and the Social Context of the Space. This provides indications of why the Space is useful for Dance, and how Dance impacts the Space and its users. Ultimately, this study is designed to provide better understanding of the relationship between Dance and Public Space, as well as tools to study this intersection.
Dance, Public Space, Planning, Placemaking, Performance
Cruzan, R. (2021). Dance in Public Space. Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/archuht/46