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Dancing through the Architecture of Luis Barragan

Iconic Mexican architect Luis Barragan’s Casa Gilardi—an iconic modernist house in Mexico City—hosts a body-bending dance troupe who twist and move through the geometric building’s colorful spaces and rooms. Director Andres Arochi explains his interest in experimenting with the physicality of Barragan’s architecture: “I wanted to play around with and explore the architect’s design. He knew exactly when and where people stand, and how the combination of light and space makes them feel.” Continuing, he notes that: “When we began shooting, magic started to happen. Light burst in through the window, and the dancers' bodies started to flow in a way I had not anticipated.”