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How to Dance to House Music | Sexy Dance Moves
How to Dance to House Music | Sexy Dance Moves
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Dancing House, Prague
Dancing House, Prague
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Early 90's House Music Dancing
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Best Shuffle Dance Music 2017 - Best Electro House & Bounce Music Mix 2017
Best Shuffle Dance Music 2017 - Best Electro House & Bounce Music Mix 2017
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Magic Club
Real House Dancing
Real House Dancing
Published: 2009/05/12
Channel: MrDJ4Joy
MY HOUSE - Flo Rida Dance | @MattSteffanina Choreography (Int Hip Hop Class)
MY HOUSE - Flo Rida Dance | @MattSteffanina Choreography (Int Hip Hop Class)
Published: 2016/01/06
Channel: Matt Steffanina
House Dance Routine by MaMSoN
House Dance Routine by MaMSoN
Published: 2014/04/27
Channel: Mamé MaMSoN DIARRA
Electro House 2018 - Shuffle Dance (Music Video) TOP 5# Shuffle Vines.
Electro House 2018 - Shuffle Dance (Music Video) TOP 5# Shuffle Vines.
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: BFC
Prague - DANCING HOUSE from inside
Prague - DANCING HOUSE from inside
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: ako biganishvili
Electro House 2016 | Bounce Party Dance Mix (Shuffle Dance Music)
Electro House 2016 | Bounce Party Dance Mix (Shuffle Dance Music)
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: ElectroHouseBeats
Aaron Smith - Dancin (KRONO Remix)
Aaron Smith - Dancin (KRONO Remix)
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: TheSoundYouNeed
girl dancing house
girl dancing house
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: flow flow
Ultimate Techno Dance konijnendans Compilation - Rave and Shuffle
Ultimate Techno Dance konijnendans Compilation - Rave and Shuffle
Published: 2014/06/02
Channel: TheArrowmax
Learn How To House Dance | Time Step | Coflo(Circle Of Fire / Soulshifters)
Learn How To House Dance | Time Step | Coflo(Circle Of Fire / Soulshifters)
Published: 2015/05/27
Channel: VincaniTV
Dancing House
Dancing House
Published: 2012/04/09
Channel: guidetoprague
sick house dancing
sick house dancing
Published: 2006/06/15
Channel: Jaysn Kim
House Shuffle Dancing Compilation [Cutting Shapes] Songs In Desc!
House Shuffle Dancing Compilation [Cutting Shapes] Songs In Desc!
Published: 2014/11/13
Channel: Best Viral Videos
Electro House 2016 | Bounce Party Dance Music Mix (Shuffle Dance Music)
Electro House 2016 | Bounce Party Dance Music Mix (Shuffle Dance Music)
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: ElectroHouseBeats
Mzansi Lit House Dance Compilation VOL. 1 - TMan Ostrong
Mzansi Lit House Dance Compilation VOL. 1 - TMan Ostrong
Published: 2016/09/10
Channel: TMan Ostrong
|Deep house| Cutting Shapes
|Deep house| Cutting Shapes
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: Simon Boles
House Dance Forever 2012, First one minute round battles
House Dance Forever 2012, First one minute round battles
Published: 2012/02/06
Channel: Vanessa vG
Frank O. GEHRY - The Dancing HOUSE
Frank O. GEHRY - The Dancing HOUSE
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: Franco Di Capua
1st Round battles; House Dance Forever 2013
1st Round battles; House Dance Forever 2013
Published: 2013/02/07
Channel: Vanessa vG
Dancing In The House
Dancing In The House
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Norman Brown - Topic
Omar & Zed Bias - Dancing, House dance routine by Vesna
Omar & Zed Bias - Dancing, House dance routine by Vesna
Published: 2012/08/24
Channel: Udruženje Groove
Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic: Dancing House, Prague
Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic: Dancing House, Prague
Published: 2010/01/16
Channel: msafieldtripfilms
2. Tony Old School house dancing
2. Tony Old School house dancing
Published: 2007/04/19
Channel: DJ Tony Vito
Dancing House in Prague - night Illumination.
Dancing House in Prague - night Illumination.
Published: 2013/12/08
Channel: PrideCZ
history of house dancing
history of house dancing
Published: 2007/11/14
Channel: dancemasterznet
Best Of Popular Club Dance House Music Remixes Mashups Mix 2017
Best Of Popular Club Dance House Music Remixes Mashups Mix 2017
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Best Music
TECHNORTE MAKINA TOTAL 2017 EDICION 6 THE DANCING HOUSE
TECHNORTE MAKINA TOTAL 2017 EDICION 6 THE DANCING HOUSE
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: jack bruce bonifaz ruffasto
Night walk around Prague Czech Republic From Dancing House to Old Town Square
Night walk around Prague Czech Republic From Dancing House to Old Town Square
Published: 2018/05/03
Channel: Сергей Пантелеев
dancing house show
dancing house show
Published: 2009/08/04
Channel: Logan Barabino
Dancing house, "Ginger & Fred" building in Prague, Czech Republic. HD.
Dancing house, "Ginger & Fred" building in Prague, Czech Republic. HD.
Published: 2016/03/03
Channel: Lily's Channel - Outings & Travels
Dancing House - Xhamadani vija vija (Xixat e Flakes 2018)
Dancing House - Xhamadani vija vija (Xixat e Flakes 2018)
Published: 2018/01/30
Channel: Artfabe Production - Fazli Berisha
The Dancing House
The Dancing House
Published: 2012/07/04
Channel: Fruitytufy
4 aniversario de technoperu: grupo dancing house
4 aniversario de technoperu: grupo dancing house
Published: 2009/10/08
Channel: MrDjdrim
The Dancing house
The Dancing house
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Aneta Mašková Elf design
New Electro & House 2018 - Best Of EDM Mix
New Electro & House 2018 - Best Of EDM Mix
Published: 2017/09/01
Channel: ElectroDanceMovement
Summer Deep House Mix 2017 ‘ Chill Out & Dance Music Mix #36 by XYPO
Summer Deep House Mix 2017 ‘ Chill Out & Dance Music Mix #36 by XYPO
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: DeepMixNation
New Best Popular Club Dance House Music Songs Mix 2016 / Electro House 2017
New Best Popular Club Dance House Music Songs Mix 2016 / Electro House 2017
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: Best Music
Alien Planet In Prague - Found Near The Dancing House
Alien Planet In Prague - Found Near The Dancing House
Published: 2018/04/26
Channel: Scary videos
GROOVYLUVAH | Dancing House Prague
GROOVYLUVAH | Dancing House Prague
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Music Please
World of Dance 2018 - Dragon House: Qualifiers (Full Performance)
World of Dance 2018 - Dragon House: Qualifiers (Full Performance)
Published: 2018/07/18
Channel: NBC World of Dance
Project Worldview: Frank Gehry and the Dancing House
Project Worldview: Frank Gehry and the Dancing House
Published: 2010/04/17
Channel: projectworldview
Mamson vs Orb JUDGE BATTLE House Dance Forever - Summer Dance Forever 2017
Mamson vs Orb JUDGE BATTLE House Dance Forever - Summer Dance Forever 2017
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: Summer Dance Forever
Beauty Song Dance - House of Flying Daggers
Beauty Song Dance - House of Flying Daggers
Published: 2008/06/08
Channel: southerndeep
New Best Club Dance Summer House Music Megamix 2016 - CLUB MUSIC
New Best Club Dance Summer House Music Megamix 2016 - CLUB MUSIC
Published: 2016/05/27
Channel: Best Music
Learn HOUSE DANCE with KARIM FLEX
Learn HOUSE DANCE with KARIM FLEX
Published: 2013/05/23
Channel: odc moveoftheweek
b dancing house part1
b dancing house part1
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: Helio Suguiama
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Dancing House
Tančící dům
The Dancing House in Prague.jpg
Side view of the Dancing House
Former names Fred and Ginger
General information
Address Rašínovo nábřeží 80, 120 00 Praha 2
Town or city Prague
Country Czech Republic
Coordinates 50°04′32″N 14°24′51″E / 50.07556°N 14.41417°E / 50.07556; 14.41417Coordinates: 50°04′32″N 14°24′51″E / 50.07556°N 14.41417°E / 50.07556; 14.41417
Construction started 1992
Completed 1996
Design and construction
Architect Vlado Milunić, Frank Gehry

The Dancing House (Czech: Tančící dům), or Fred and Ginger, is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building on the Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašín Embankment) in Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. The building was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.[1]

The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time because the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous, and in the opinion of some it does not accord well with these architectural styles. The then Czech president, Václav Havel, who lived for decades next to the site, had avidly supported this project, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity.

Gehry originally named the house Fred and Ginger (after the famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – the house resembles a pair of dancers)[2] but this nickname is now rarely used; moreover, Gehry himself was later "afraid to import American Hollywood kitsch to Prague",[3] and thus discarded his own idea.

Origin[edit]

Comparison of Dancing House site in 1945 and 2010

The “Dancing House” is set on a property of great historical significance. Its site was the location of a house destroyed by the U.S. bombing of Prague in 1945. The plot and structure lay decrepit until 1960 when the area was cleared. The neighbouring plot was co-owned by the family of Václav Havel who spent most of his life there. As early as 1986 (during the Communist era) V. Milunić, then a respected architect in the Czechoslovak milieu, conceived an idea for a project at the place and discussed it with his neighbour, the then little-known dissident Václav Havel. A few years later, during the Velvet Revolution Havel became a popular leader and was subsequently elected president of Czechoslovakia. Thanks to his authority the idea to develop the site grew.[citation needed] Havel eventually decided to have Milunić survey the site, hoping for it to become a cultural center, although this was not the result.

The Dutch insurance company Nationale-Nederlanden (since 1991 ING Bank) agreed to sponsor the building of a house on site. The “super bank” chose Milunić as the lead designer and asked him to partner with another world-renowned architect to approach the process. The French architect Jean Nouvel turned down the idea because of the small square footage, but the well-known Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry accepted the invitation. Because of the bank's excellent financial state at the time, it was able to offer almost unlimited funding for the project.[4] From their first meeting in 1992 in Geneva, Gehry and Milunić began to elaborate Milunić's original idea of a building consisting of two parts, static and dynamic ("yin and yang"), which were to symbolize the transition of Czechoslovakia from a communist regime to a parliamentary democracy.

Structure[edit]

Windows of the Dancing House

The style is known as deconstructivist (“new-baroque” to the designers) architecture due to its unusual shape. The “dancing” shape is supported by 99 concrete panels, each a different shape and dimension. On the top of the building is a large twisted structure of metal nicknamed Mary'.

In the middle of a square of buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the Dancing House has two main parts. The first is a glass tower that narrows at half its height and is supported by curved pillars; the second runs parallel to the river and is characterized by undulating mouldings and unaligned windows.

This design was driven mainly by aesthetic considerations: aligned windows would make evident that the building has two more floors, although it is the same height as the two adjacent nineteenth century buildings. The windows have protruding frames, such as those of paintings, as the designer intended for them to have a three-dimensional effect. The winding mouldings on the facade also serve to confuse perspective and diminish contrast with the surrounding buildings.[5]

Awards[edit]

The general shape of the building is now featured on a gold 2,000 Czech koruna coin issued by the Czech National Bank. The coin completes a series called “Ten Centuries of Architecture”.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nationale-Nederlanden Building Frank O. Gehry, The Architect's Studio. Digital catalog of the Henry Art Gallery at arcspace. Archived.
  2. ^ “Dancing House in Prague – Ginger and Fred”, last modified March 26, 2012
  3. ^ Interview with V. Milunić
  4. ^ “Dancing House”, last modified March 26, 2012
  5. ^ {http://en.wikiarquitectura.com/index.php/Dancing_House “Dancing House”}, last modified March 26, 2012
  6. ^ "Ten centuries of architecture/'Present day – Dancing House in Prague'". Czech National Bank. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

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