THE DANCING HOUSE. Charles Dameron had an in the Wall Street Journal (June 8) about the “Dancing House” in Prague. The “Dancing House” is a marker for the liberation of Czechoslovakia. Vaclav Havel, the first President of Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Iron Curtain, supported the design and building of what he hoped would be a cultural center next to Havel’s house. It was designed by Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunić in 1992. Dameron says: “With Dancing House, Messrs. Gehry and Milunić succeeded in giving architectural form to Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution, marking a singular moment of national transition and celebration.” The building has the form of a man and a woman dancing together, and is also known as “Fred and Ginger”, after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This wikipedia article has pictures of the Dancing House. I think that this page of Google images for the Dancing House from different angles gives a sense of the dancers in motion.

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