For almost 4 centuries Ballet has been a playground for the Elite making it
inaccessible and enclosed to the general public. Through this thesis, I would like to explore how to make this art form more democratic and inclusive by fostering
dialogue between the public and performance through architectural gestures.
The project is a fully-fledged up-to-date Campus for The Australian Ballet with full-time and after-school courses that represent their principles through design and space. This thesis focuses on how performances can not be restricted by the architectural space enveloping it while focusing on the idea of community whereby ballet becomes
interactive, social, and above all accessible not only through its programmatic functions and architectural gestures but also through sensitivity towards the urban language of the site and its surroundings.
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