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Expedition were approached by the Keep Fit Association with an unusual challenge – they needed a lightweight icosahedron to dance inside that could be collapsed and rebuilt again and again.
Part sculpture, part sports-equipment, the icosahedron forms the focal point of a Laban dance lesson, helping the students to visualise the space around them.

Using magnets allowed us to meet the unusual requirements for the joints: easily taken apart and put back together, but simple and durable too.

The simplest possible detailing, combined with a few geometrical ‘tricks’, means anyone can make their own icosahedron at home – whether as a dance training tool, or just to enjoy its platonic beauty.

People:
David Hewlett
Eva MacNamara

Laban Dance Icosahedron