One Flat Thing, reproduced; photo by Dieter Schwer
THE FORSYTHE COMPANY (GERMANY)
The Room As It Was, N.N.N.N, Of Any If And and One Flat Thing, Reproduced
Tue 20 - Sat 24 September, 7.30pm
Sadler’s Wells: 0870 737 7737
Tickets £5 - £36
Jerwood Proms: Stand Up For Dance for only £5 on Sat 24 September
Meet the Artist: Sat 24, 5.30pm with William Forsythe. Free to ticket holders (advanced booking advisable)
William Forsythe, former Artistic Director of Ballett Frankfurt, is renowned for his radical imagination which combines choreographic invention with a distinct theatrical vision. This is the first, eagerly anticipated, visit to the UK by his newly-founded ensemble, The Forsythe Company.
Forsythe and his company of 18 dancers present four works from the recent repertoire, ranging from the ferocious to the sublime. They begin with the playful, rhythmical web of duets and trios that is The Room As It Was, followed by the constant, tacit, quicksilver connection of four men in N.N.N.N. The evening continues with the stunning clarity and breathtaking beauty of the duet Of Any If And and concludes with the detailed ferocity of
One Flat Thing, reproduced, which sees a pack of bodies whip razor-like across the stage, through a maze of tables.
‘This is no longer ballet: it is uniquely Forsythe.’ The Financial Times