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 Post subject: The Forsythe Company
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:29 pm 
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Curtain Calls and Tears as a Troupe Bows Farewell

By ALAN RIDING
The New York Times
July 5, 2004

As one troupe dies, however, another is taking shape, because a new Forsythe Company should be born in January. And it too will be based in Germany.
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 Post subject: Re: The Forsythe Company
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:16 am 
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Thanks for starting this topic kurinuku. It's good to hear that the Forsythe Foundation will be preserving the Ballett Frankfurt material, but I do wonder whether the large-scale works will ever be performed again. When they were in London last time, they had to borrow two quick-learning dancers from the Royal Ballet to fill in for some injuries as all the Company was on-stage. With only 18 dancers these works would have to be drastically re-choreographed and I can't see that happening.

For those who haven't seen it, our June Magazine celebrates Ballett Frankfurt and the huge impact that the Company and Forsythe have had on both ballet and contemporary dance:

http://www.ballet-dance.com/200406/index.html#cofocus

I admire Forsythe greatly for his innovatory approach, his generosity in sharing his methodology with choreographers such as Wayne McGregor, his dedication to dance education and above all his exhilerating avant-garde ballets.

Looking forward eagerly to the new venture.

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 Post subject: Re: The Forsythe Company
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:22 am 
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William Forsythe
is recognized world-wide as the foremost chore-ographer of contemporary ballet. For twenty years as director of the Ballett Frankfurt, his choreography and his company’s performances have consistently won overwhelming audience acclaim and the most prestigious awards the field has to offer. His work has significantly re-oriented the practice of ballet from its historical encapsulation in classical repertoire to a new viability as a dynamic art form of the 21st century.

After the closure of the Ballett Frankfurt at the end of the 2003/2004 season, Forsythe will inaugurate a new private company in January 2005. The Forsythe Company will continue to create work as a logical extension of the Ballett Frankfurt and will employ many of the same dancers, technicians and staff.

However, by operating on a much smaller institutional scale, The Forsythe Company will be able to extend its artistic impact by pursuing a wide range of new and unconventional projects that were not possible to elaborate fully within the city-funded institution of the Ballett Frankfurt.

The private status of the new company will encourage alternative sources of funding to support the work and will provide greater transparency in all of its business transactions. With a more flexible organization, a streamlined administrative team, and a smaller corps of dancers, Forsythe plans to initiate new projects in a number of different genres including performance installations, interactive projects in public space, multi-media based works and productions for video and film.

Forsythe will create new choreographic works with the company especially for performance in the extensive, versatile and historically resonant architectural spaces of the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden and the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. The company will also maintain a full touring schedule with pieces suitable for theatrical venues throughout the world.

Forsythe is also in the process of developing an international dance education program. The newly-established Forsythe Foundation will lead this collaborative venture with several academic and dance training institutions in Europe, the United States and South America.

Based on his own practical training techniques as well as on studies in philosophy, science and critical theory, Forsythe is undertaking to shift the public perception of dance by educating its current and future practitioners in contemporary physical and critical discourses.


Tänzer / Dancers: Yoko Ando, Cyril Baldy, Francesca Caroti, Dana Caspersen, Amancio Gonzalez, Ayman Harper, Sang Jijia, David Kern, Marthe Krummenacher, Brock Labrenz, Vanessa Le Mat, Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah, Georg Reischl, Jone San Martin, Heidi Vierthaler, Elizabeth Waterhouse, Ander Zabala.

For more information about The Forsythe Company, visit their new website.

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 Post subject: Re: The Forsythe Company
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:48 am 
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I hope this is an appropriate thread for this;

One of those responsible for setting the Forsythe works on the Mariinsky theatre passed this information on to me. Apparently the former dancers of Frankfurt Ballet produced a CD> called,
"COOL MOVES - The Stars Formerly Known As Ballett Frankfurt"

it can be found at www.cool-moves.com. Who knew they were multi-talented?!

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 Post subject: Re: The Forsythe Company
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Catherine, just saw your posting about "The Stars Formerly Known as Ballett Frankfurt":

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Who knew they were multi-talented?!
Forsythe has a wide range of artistic and intellectual interests and has always encouraged his dancers to do the same. Choreographic workshops were an important part of life at Frankfurt and of course in recent years he co-credited the dancers for his choregraphy because of the use of his Improvisation Technologies methodology. In addition, he encouraged dancers such as Stephen Galloway to design for the Company. Galloway designed the costumes for "Enemy in the Figure" among other things.

I'm so pleased that Forsythe has a new home for his creativity. As always, I'll try to expect the unexpected, knowing that much I won't understand and some I won't like - that's always been the way with the avant-garde.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:19 pm 
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Here's some news, in German, on the inaugural performances (thanks, FVR):

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Die ersten Termine in Frankfurt und Dresden <a href=http://www.tanznetz.de/news.phtml?page=showthread&aid=67&tid=5171 target=_blank>more</a>


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PRESS RELEASE

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Premiere
New Production
by William Forsythe


April 21, 8 pm
at the Bockenheimer Depot

Further Performances:
April 22, 23 , 24, 25
May 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 14, 8 pm

The Forsythe Company was made possible by a unique innovative public-private partnership. This partnership includes the States of Saxony and Hesse, the Cities of Dresden and Frankfurt am Main as well as corporate sponsors.

The Forsythe Company started in January 2005 and opens the season on April 21 at 8 pm with a premiere by William Forsythe at the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main.

Telephone Ticket Booking on +49 (0) 69 13 40 400
Prices: 25 – 35 € plus 12.5 % advance booking fee
Early Booking Discount of 10 % up to four weeks before the first performance

Ticket-Info-Service:
Ticket-Infophone: +49 (0) 21 23 75 55 Ticket-Infofax: +49 (0) 69 21 23 75 50

Info about the Forsythe Company:
Info@theforsythecompany.de, Infophone: +49 (0) 69 21 23 75 86

The Forsythe Company, Bockenheimer Depot, Carlo-Schmid-Platz 1, 60325 Frankfurt am Main


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In the New York Times, John Rockwell reviews the Forsythe Company's "Three Atmospheric Studies" in Frankfurt on Thursday, April 21, 2005:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/23/arts/ ... 3fors.html?


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Hats off to John Rockwell for making the effort to travel to Frankfurt to see the opening programme from The Forsythe Company.


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That was a better article than his past reviews. Hopefully, it's the first of a long series of better writing from him.

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Larry Lash reviews the performance in the Financial Times:

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/212fb6f8-b6b9- ... 511c8.html


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Forsythe Company
by JUITH MACKRELL for the Guardian

It is, though, possible to see some kind of philosophy linking the four works in the programme, which is essentially heading towards small scale and the minimally staged.

In the case of the first two, minimal may even be an overstatement.

published: September 21, 2005
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A new dynamic
by JUDITH MACKRELL for the Guardian

At the time, Forsythe's concern was more for the dancers than for himself, since along with the protest mail came a flurry of invitations courting both him and his ballets. One of them even arrived from the Kirov's director, Makhar Vaziev. "God bless him, he said, 'You come and be choreographer in my company and I will give you a car and a bodyguard.' I had to say no. I really didn't want to go anywhere I needed a bodyguard."

published: September 22, 2005
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PRESS RELEASE Frankfurt, November 9, 2005

Premiere
Clouds after Cranach
Performance by William Forsythe


November 26
5 / 6.15 / 7.30 / 8.45 pm
at the Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt am Main

Further performances:
November 27, 30, December 1 - 3
5 / 6.15 / 7.30 / 8.45 pm

After tours in Berlin, London, Dresden and Zurich the Forsythe Company will be back in Frankfurt. William Forsythe and his company will present the new performance «Clouds after Cranach» at the Bockenheimer Depot on November 26.

TELEPHONE TICKET BOOKING on +49 (0) 69 13 40 400
PRICES Premiere 25 € / reduced 17 € // Sonstige 22 € / further performances 15 €
plus 12,5 % advance booking fee
TICKET-INFO-SERVICE Ticket-Infophone +49 (0) 21 23 75 55 Ticket-Infofax +49 (0) 69 21 23 75 50

INFO ABOUT THE FORSYTHE COMPANY
Info@theforsythecomapny.de , Infophone: +49 (0) 69 21 23 75 86, www.theforsythecompany.de

The Forsythe Company, Bockenheimer Depot, Carlo-Schmid-Platz 1, 60325 Frankfurt am Main


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Next step in the Forsythe saga
by SARAH CROMPTON for the Daily Telegraph
published: September 30, 2006

The American-born choreographer is in Germany's vividly revitalised capital to receive a prize at the Berlin Theatre Festival – the first time a dance work has been accorded such an honour.

At an intense hour-long presentation, there is much debate about whether Three Atmospheric Studies, Forsythe's searing indictment of war in general and intervention in Iraq in particular, really qualifies as a piece of theatre.
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