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LETT Belgrade ballet school

Stage vs. backstage

 

master studies, University of Belgrade

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Year: 2009 (concept design)

 The idea behind the project is to provide ballet dancers with places which would be reactive to the efforts, specifics and sacrifice that lie behind the performance. The school is the mechanical key whose noisy turning makes the ballerina in the music box spin so gracefully. One side of the body of the school is full of irregularities and comforting imperfection. That side shows the many ways dancers can enter school in the morning, it’s a place where they can play, climb, hide, gossip, smuggle ice-cream. These spaces represent highly developed backstage in which life is allowed to occur. The other side of the project that contain stage, dance rooms and performance halls are clean-cut, perfect, spacious and demanding.

The idea behind the project is to provide ballet dancers with places which would be reactive to the efforts, specifics and sacrifice that lie behind the performance. The school is the mechanical key whose noisy turning makes the ballerina in the music box spin so gracefully. One side of the body of the school is full of irregularities and comforting imperfection. That side shows the many ways dancers can enter school in the morning, it’s a place where they can play, climb, hide, gossip, smuggle ice-cream. These spaces represent highly developed backstage in which life is allowed to occur. The other side of the project that contain stage, dance rooms and performance halls are clean-cut, perfect, spacious and demanding.

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