A quiet evening of dance

William Forsythe / Sadlers Wells
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A quiet evening of dance

William Forsythe / Sadlers Wells

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This four-work programme is a unique opportunity to discover the versatility of dance innovator William Forsythe.

Duration: 115 minutes

Smart, unpredictable, virtuosic: works by dance grand master William Forsythe.

William Forsythe is undoubtedly one of the foremost choreographers of his generation. For this unusual configuration of new and existing work, Forsythe has imagined something akin to an evening of chamber music, designed to be listened to.

The works range from sparse analytic condensation to baroque inspired counterpoint. The intricate phrasing of the dancers’ breath is the primary accompaniment for a distillation of the geometric origins of classical ballet.

The evening is performed by seven of Forsythe’s most trusted collaborators, who promise to provide insight into the workings of ballet and the mind of the man who has dedicated his work to this task. The programme includes two new pieces, Epilogue and Seventeen/Twenty One; two reimagined repertory works, Dialogue (DUO2015) and Catalogue (Second Edition), as well as Prologue, an excerpt of Seventeen/Twenty One.

★★★★★ “A rare and revelatory evening” - The Guardian
★★★★★ “A richly satisfying programme: witty, unpredictable, superlatively danced.” -Financial Times
★★★★★ “Quiet it may be, but William Forsythe’s latest evening of dance at Sadler’s Wells resounds with an extraordinary cerebral and imaginative force.” - The Stage

An evening with

In our series An evening with..., we talk to an artist about his or her work. On 12 November, that is William Forsythe, still one of our most pioneering dance makers. Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler's Wells, will talk to Forsythe about his work, his inspirations and about dance in general. Forsythe shaped contemporary dance in a unique way. His works have kept the practice of ballet from being solely identified with the classical realm, transforming it into a dynamic art form of the twenty-first century.

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Credits

Choreography William Forsythe
With Brigel Gjoka, Jill Johnson, Christopher Roman, Parvaneh Scharafali, Riley Watts, Rauf “RubberLegz“ Yasit, Ander Zabala
Photography: Bill Cooper, portrait William Forsythe: Dominik Mentzos
Co-produced with Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris; Festival d’Automne à Paris; Festival Montpellier Danse 2019; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; The Shed, New York; Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens; deSingel international arts campus, Antwerp.

First performed at Sadler’s Wells London on 4 October 2018.
Winner of the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018.

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