Beijing Start Ballet Foundation

The project is designed as a spatial performance, a didactic journey exploring the dual facets of Ballet; an on-stage appearance of effortless grace, and an off-stage reality of discipline, of resolute strength. Act one, the entry, features an airy sculptural spectacle that is at once a stage, a stair, and a passage. Act two, the studio proper, in contrast, exerts a visual weight through the use of materials, light, and proportions.