Dancing about architecture


A comment from Bodie on Beware of the contextual cage reminds us that Elvis Costello said 'writing about music is like dancing about architecture'. Last October I wrote about the Sokol Czech communal exercise movement which continues today with flash events in major UK cities. As part of their Le Corbusier's exhibition the Barbican is presenting outdoor exercise classes over the weekend of March 7-8 to celebrate dance and architecture. Which is very appropriate as Le Corbusier started his day with calisthenics. Above is Le Corbusier's sublime exercise in aesthetics at Ronchamp in France. His pas de deux with Iannis Xenakis features here.

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Comments

Anonymous said…
Strange the coincidences life throws up. Only yesterday evening I was quoting Costello's famous remark in response to a comment on my own blog.

FK
pathogan said…
simply beautiful,,,Here is the Dominican Friar who set about to modernize church art post WWII
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-Alain_Couturier
Bodie said…
Another great piece of architecture with questionable intentions is the Castel del Monte, explored by my favorite musician, Michel Godard, in his two albums of the same name.
http://michel-godard.fr/

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