Metapolis II

by | 10. Aug 2012

Other | Project

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.


Photo courtesy Lincoln Center


Photo courtesy Lincoln Center


Photo courtesy Lincoln Center

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.

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.

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


CITYNew York, New York