Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet dancer’s success

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February 18, 2017

Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet dancer’s success

When we think of ballet, we are usually thinking of art and for some people, an opportunity to catch a nap. The world of ballet is architected to allow the dancer to focus fully on their craft instead of the moments, or movement, throughout their day. The nested structure of the day’s activities plus the architecture of movement create an invisible architecture which the dancer relies on for their health and the advancement of their skill and craft.

This invisible architecture has worked so well for the dancers and companies, that it has been applied to all 6 major ballet methods used throughout the world. We will examine the architecture, how it contributes to the success of the dancers, and what we as UX designers can learn from it.

Presented at:
World IA Day Philadelphia 2016
Midwest UX 2016
World IA Day Denver 2017

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Alicia R.

February 18, 2017
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  1. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet BACKSTAGE: HOW INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURE CONTRIBUTES 
 TO A BALLERINA’S SUCCESS Alicia C. Raciti
  2. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet History of Ballet 15th Century Italian Renaissance Courts 15th Century Catherine di Mecidi brought the art to France 16th Century King Louis XIV fell in love with ballet Late 16th Century 1st ballet academy opened 16th Century on… Ballet spreads to other countries
  3. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Ballet Methods 01 French School 02 Vaganova – Russian Style 03 Bournonville – Danish Style 04 Cecchetti – Italian Style 05 The Royal Academy of Dancing & Royal Ballet School – British Style 06 Balanchine – American Style
  4. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Create Adaptability NO. 1
  5. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet http://dancemagazine.com/news/down-for-the-count/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/royaloperahouse/15340718000 Architecture of Space Architecture of the Day A day in the life How dancers move through space
  6. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Navigating Space MidwestUX 2016 Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #mwux16 #iaofballet
  7. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Planes of the Body Frontal plane Sagittal plane Traverse plane
  8. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Architecture of Space
  9. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Create Reference Points NO. 2
  10. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet A Ballet Dancer’s Day MidwestUX 2016 Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #mwux16 #iaofballet
  11. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Terms to know Barre Center Working leg http://dance.about.com/od/getstarteddancing/ht/Make_Barre.htm http://adultbeginnerballerina.tumblr.com/post/117621961898/vaganova-blog- vaganova-ballet-academy http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-09-11/is-houston-the-new-it-city
  12. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet worldballetday.com http://dancemagazine.com/news/world-ballet-day-live-is-back/ Company Class Rehearsal Getting ready for a performance Warm up & Technique
  13. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet http://dancemagazine.com/inside-dm/magazine/glimpsing-greatness/ Barre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNQWyWuvz_U Center Focuses on balance and transitions Warm the body up & strengthen muscles worldballetday.com Company Class Warm up & Technique
  14. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Leg Height Company class > Barre
  15. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Exercise Format 0-45 45-90 90+ Leg Height (in degrees) Company class > Barre > Leg Height
  16. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Movement & 
 Music Speed Company class > Barre > Leg height Movement: Slow Music: Adagio Beats per minute: 60-76 Movement: Moderate Music: Moderato Beats per minute: 83-120 Movement: Fast Music: Allegro Beats per minute: 120-168
  17. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Exercise Format 0-45 45-90 90+ Leg Height (in degrees) 0˚- 45˚ 45˚- 90˚ 90˚ + Company class > Barre Speed Slow Moderate Fast 1 2 & 3 4 5 6 & 7 8 9 10
  18. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet The Australian Ballet https://youtu.be/xBxGXQhc_4E?t=3m23s https://youtu.be/xBxGXQhc_4E?t=5m00s
  19. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Create Predictable Structures NO. 3
  20. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet http://dancemagazine.com/inside-dm/magazine/glimpsing-greatness/ Barre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNQWyWuvz_U Center Focuses on balance and transitions Warm the body up & strengthen muscles https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7v0Z37DghR0/maxresdefault.jpg Company Class Warm up & Technique
  21. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet http://paroleindanza.it/world-ballet-day-2014/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNQWyWuvz_U Adagio Balance and Transitions Allegro Jumps and Speed
  22. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Exercise Format 0-45 45-90 90+ Leg Height (in degrees) Company class > Center > Adagio Speed Slow Moderate Fast 4 8 1 5 9 2 & 3 6 & 7 10 0˚- 45˚ 45˚- 90˚ 90˚ +
  23. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet The Royal Ballet https://youtu.be/OCkhHitkhIM?t=6m35s
  24. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Create Familiarity NO. 4
  25. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OCkhHitkhIM/maxresdefault.jpg http://paroleindanza.it/world-ballet-day-2014/ Adagio Balance and Transitions Allegro Jumps and Speed
  26. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Company class > Center > Allegro http://www.dancespirit.com/how-to/ballet/just-beat-it/ Petit Moderate http://balletscoop.com/2010/08/23/ballet-in-print-belyaevsky- ballet-photography/vaganova-students-by-belyaevsky/ Grand https://balletthebestphotographs.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/anastasia- and-denis-matvienko-by-gene-schiavone/anastasia-matvienko-11/
  27. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Bolshoi Theatre https://youtu.be/X1D7HlM3JSA?t=59m53s
  28. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Meet Physiological
 and Psychological Needs NO. 5
  29. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet WORLDBALLETDAY.COM Thank you. MidwestUX 2016 Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #mwux16 #iaofballet
  30. World IA Day 2017 Denver Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes

    to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #WIAD17 #iaofballet Questions? MidwestUX 2016 Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes to a Ballet Dancer’s Success @acr523 #mwux16 #iaofballet