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Metapolis II
Zaha Hadid Architects

July 02, 2007 /

New York, New York, USA

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Photo courtesy Lincoln Center

As a part of Lincoln Center Festival Zaha Hadid has collaborated with Frédéric Flamand, director of the Ballet National de Marseille, on the creation of the piece "Metapolis II." The third of a series of reflections on the contemporary city.

Set on a futuristic landscape drenched in shifting hues of radiant blue and green light, the high-energy work elegantly synthesizes video with the dancers' moving bodies and Hadid's interconnected silver sculptures.

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The interlocking set of three segmented arches and bridges made of a silvery mesh material serve as the star of the show. The three arches are constantly moved into new configurations to evoke varied experiences of urban life.

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At the back of the stage an enormous screen shows projections both of the dancers and of computer-generated architectural drawings and lines.

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Last updated: December 19, 2013

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