performance space and public movement
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Citation:Vulinovich, R. (2009). Performance space and public movement. An explanatory document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional), Unitec New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/1408
RESEARCH QUESTIONS: [H]ow can the public better engage with the private functions of a performing arts venue? Performance venues and training spaces in Auckland tend to be exclusive, with little engagement or interaction with the general public on a daily basis. Their private functions are typically hidden away behind closed doors and can only be experienced by attending a show. Those in the field of performing arts have expressed their discontent at the lack of publicity and promotion of the creative industries. This research will therefore attempt to uncover ways that the public can better engage with the private functions of a performing arts venue. Opportunities for public engagement were explored through the study of movement. The interaction between two dancers was studied to explore how it could conceptually inform the interaction between spaces of public and private use, and the form of the building. The site pedestrian movement was also analysed. In moving through and around the building the public will gain opportunities to engage with its private functions.