13 Nov '19 to 16 Nov '19

A quiet evening of dance

William Forsythe / Sadler's Wells

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

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.

'Smart, unpredictable, fantastically danced'. - Financial Times ***** on the 1st edition of A Quiet Evening of Dance

'Unbelievably intelligent beauty' - The Guardian

An evening with

On 12 November we will talk to William Forsythe about his work during An evening with ... with video and image fragments. By not only talking about their sources of inspiration, but also showing them, we get to know him and his work better in a surprising way.

Credits

choreography William Forsythe
with Brigel Gjoka, Jill Johnson, Christopher Roman, Parvaneh Scharafali, Riley Watts,
Rauf "RubberLegz" Yasit and Ander Zabala.

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