CEAA - Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo

Project

Dramatic Architectures

Architecture and theatre have had a close connection throughout time, but this connection, and the ways these two art forms intertwine through multiple dimensions, is still an undeveloped field of study, highly promising for both arts as a way of aprehending and transforming space.

Thus, this project aims to contribute to the construction of a theoretical framework based on common ground between architecture and performing arts, like the problems of space and the use of light as a projectual device, besides case studies and interpretations of architectural, dramatic, performative experiences. 

The understanding of the use of architectonic spaces by theatre and performance, the use of buildings as performing spaces and the adaptation of previous theatre venues to contemporary practices of performing arts are other aspects that are intended to be explored.