Dance and architecture are two scientific and expressive domains that rationalize the movement of humans. When we refer either in architecture or in dance it is implied a range of meanings and actions. Both arts are focused on the same themes: space and body. And thanks to these common issues one art nourishes the other, creating a continuous flow of inspiration. For both arts, the first place that one experiences is his body.
Moreover, dance and architecture are associated with the two basic necessities of life: physical movement and the need for shelter. These are not superfluous artistic expressions, because the ultimate goal is to satisfy a primordial instinct and a selfish treaty. Moving means “liberating force” and, once externalized, creates qualities that describe the “dynamic line” that exists in a place.
According to the dictionary, architecture is the art and the applied science of design and implementation of various structures, such as buildings and bridges, with an emphasis on ergonomics and aesthetics. The definition of dance is influenced by social, cultural, ethical, aesthetic and artistic limitations that differ and vary from society to society and from culture to culture. Scientifically dance can be assigned as the art that studies, delivers and captures the movement of the body in space. Dance, then, is the art of movement and movement creates space.
Finally, we realize that there are many common points between architecture and dance. What happens, however, in the relationship between the two arts analyzing it from the perspective of contemporary art movements of the 20th and 21st century? The paths of the two arts converge or diverge? This research will attempt to answer the above questions. Starting from the late 19th century, the Art Nouveau, and reaching up to the present day, with contemporary architects and choreographers.