A piece of outstanding brainy beauty.
When William Forsythe breaks a rule, it stays broken.
Forsythe is one of the pivotal figures in contemporary dance. In the twentieth century Forsythe pushed the language of ballet to the outer limits and in the twenty-first century has continued to prod and stretch the form, making work that’s as physically demanding as it is conceptually rigorous.
A Quiet Evening of Dance is a suite of four works that showcases the depth and breadth of Forsythe’s practice. DUO2015 began life in 1996 and a renewed version was included in Sylvie Guillem’s farewell dance program.
2016’s Catalogue was created based on the rich physical knowledge of former Forsythe dancers Jill Johnson, Brit Rodemund and Christopher Roman. The remaining works are premieres that take viewers right up to the present minute of Forsythe’s ever evolving choreographic history.
Winner of the FEDORA—Van Cleef and Arpels Prize for Ballet 2018
A Sadler’s Wells London production. Co-produced with Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, le Théâtre du Châtelet, Festival d’Automne à Paris ; Festival Montpellier Danse 2019; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; The Shed, New York; deSingel international arts campus (Antwerp).
PHOTO | Dorothea Tuch