Monday, November 10, 2008

The Curve Theatre, Leicester

In The Independent, Jay Merrick explores Leicester's new Curve Theatre, by the architect Rafael Viñoly, which opens this month.
The architecture does not so much demonstrate the modernist form-equals-function mantra, as act it out. At the Curve, the usual demarcations between on-stage and backstage, promenade spaces and operational spaces, actors and punters, have been erased. It was unsurprising to learn that Viñoly’s original sketches for the theatre amounted to theatrical, public and operational spaces divided only by curtains.

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