When was the last time you danced outside?
With support from the Knight Arts Challenge, FRONT is excited to present a collaboration with the Swedish architecture group Dansbana! that will culminate in an open-access, public dance floor in downtown Akron. Highlighting the value of dance as a tool of personal and collective transformation, the installation will feature a custom architectural dance floor and sculptural Bluetooth speakers that can support live performances and everyday engagement.
Initially developed by the all-female architecture trio as a response to a lack of public recreation spaces for young girls and women in Stockholm, each subsequent dance floor has been crafted together with local communities. Following this same process, the Akron dance floor’s program and design will be developed through a dialogue with community and cultural organizations in the area, with the goal of creating sustainable social infrastructure, an architecture of joy and healing, that will live beyond the closing of the Triennial.