Dance & Circus Australian Premiere UK

Wed 17—Sat 20 October

A Quiet Evening of Dance

William Forsythe

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★★★★★ - A rare and revelatory evening.


When William Forsythe breaks a rule, it stays broken.

Forsythe is one of the pivotal figures in contemporary dance and ballet. 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 for trio and seven dancers, taking viewers right up to the present minute of Forsythe’s ever evolving choreographic history.

ACT 1
Duration: 45 minutes

Prologue
Catalogue
Epilogue 
Dialogue (DUO2015)

ACT 2
Duration: 35 mins

Seventeen / Twenty One

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Winner of the FEDORA—Van Cleef and Arpels Prize for Ballet 2018

 

★★★★★

Financial Times

Watching an evening of Forsythe's sleek, urban works is like taking a stimulant. Life endlessly circles a very fast and twisty track.

Village Voice
DUO 2015
Choreographer
William Forsythe
Composer
Thom Willems
Lighting
Tanja Rühl, William Forsythe
Dancers
Brigel Gjoka, Riley Watts
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CATALOGUE (FIRST EDITION)
Choreography
William Forsythe in artistic collaboration with Jill Johnson, Brit Rodemund and Christopher Roman
Dancers
Jill Johnson, Christopher Roman
Lighting
Tanja Rühl, William Forsythe
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NEW WORK 1
Choreographer
William Forsythe
Dancers
Brigel Gjoka, Jill Johnson, Christopher Roman, Parvaneh Scharafali, Riley Watts, Rauf ‘RubberLegz’ Yasit, Ander Zabala
Lighting
Tanja Rühl, William Forsythe
Costumes
Dorothee Merg, William Forsythe
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NEW WORK 2
Choreographer
William Forsythe
Dancers
Parvaneh Scharafali and Rauf ‘Rubberlegz’ Yasit, Ander Zabala
Lighting
Tanja Rühl, William Forsythe
Costumes
Dorothee Merg, William Forsythe

Partners

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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 | Bill Cooper

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