Sacred Numbers and Living Architecture

Frederick Curry (Dance) and
Jeffrey Friedman (Dance)

We will read, discuss and play with a variety of cultural frames for number, measurement, geometry, and applications of those concepts to architecture and city planning, including Southeast Asian, East Asian, British and Celtic geomantic traditions.  We will explore how number has a powerful effect on how we perceive and make order out of the world. Within a framework for movement studies originated by Rudolf Laban, we will also examine and embody the “living architecture” of the human body including bony “landmarks,” connectivity patterns, and the architecture of our personal movement space as it interconnects with a sense of number, counting, measurement, and geometry within the body.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 27 index 28116