copyright 2020

this project aims to challenge the proscenium stage of renaissance theaters, which establish a clear separation in plan between the stage and the space for spectators as it frames the performance into a façade. subsequently, traditional choreography dedicates to an elevational image with a stage focus. recent movements in performance art and technology have challenged such forms and concepts. one major experiment in modern dance is the removal of a singular focus. the new forms of dance reflect the change of dynamic in social gathering. how can theater design adapt to a highly individualized, fragmented, heterogeneous society? by subtly separating the spectators from the performers in section, the proposed theater thus transforms into an institution without a front door that is accessible to everyone living in the community, while at the same time allowing the spectators’ heads to become part of the visual landscape of the stage.