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William Forsythe
A QUIET EVENING OF DANCE
Dance
Duration: 100 min, including an interval
Dates
09. Sep
Wednesday
Time: 7pm
 
10. Sep
Thursday
Time: 7pm
 
11. Sep
Friday
Time: 8pm
 
© Bill Cooper
© Bill Cooper
© Bill Cooper

    An empty stage. The arms and feet of the dancers are draped in colourful fabrics and stand out against the reduced atmosphere. Various discreet musical settings (birds twittering, music by Morton Feldman and Jean-Philippe Rameau) accompany a total of five duets and group choreographies. It’s an intimate situation. In A Quiet Evening of Dance, William Forsythe, one of the most significant choreographers of the past 50 years, combines old and new pieces into an evening of virtuoso and meticulous performance. Addressing the canonisation that established itself at princely courts in Italy and France in the 15th and 16th centuries, Forsythe explodes the conventional vocabulary, confirming his reputation as an innovator of classical dance. B-boy Rauf ‘RubberLegz’ Yasit blends in seamlessly with the six other dancers, fully conversant with Forsythe’s stylistic idiom. Rarely has the combination of ballet and breakdance been so casual. So necessary and natural. ‘I am a native ballet speaker’, says Forsythe. And what a contemporary language it is!

    • Artistic Team

      Choreography William Forsythe By Brigel Gjoka, Jill Johnson, Christopher Roman, Parvaneh Scharafali, Riley Watts, Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit, Ander Zabala Lights Tanja Rühl, William Forsythe Costume Dorothee Merg, William Forsythe Sound Niels Lanz With music by Morton Feldman, Nature Pieces for Piano No.1, Jean‐Philippe Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie: Ritournelle from Une Symphonie Imaginaire

    • Production

      Production Sadler’s Wells (London) Coproduction Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival Montpellier Danse, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, The Shed (New York), Onassis Stegi (Athen), deSingel international arts campus (Antwerpen)

      Premiere October 2018, Sadler´s Wells (London)

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