Semperoper Ballett’s full Forsythe evening, All Forsythe, opens with the innovative In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, a highly demanding sequence of choreography that famously changed ballet forever when it made its first appearance at the Paris Opera Ballet in 1987.
Built around the deconstruction of classical technique, it combines slick pointe work with sharp balances and is set to an electrifying score by Thom Willems.
In contrast, Neue Suite, created especially for Semperoper Ballett, is set to music by Bach, Berio and Handel. This piece comprises a series of captivating pas de deux passages which were choreographed by Forsythe between 1987 and 1999.
Finally, the programme returns to the rhythmic music of Thom Willems with the urgent and mysterious Enemy in the Figure. Here, eleven dancers move in and out of the shadows cast by a single spotlight, their performance remaining edgy and detached throughout.
As one of the world’s greatest choreographers, William Forsythe’s work has been staged by ballet companies worldwide.
In April 2018, his choreography featured at Sadler’s Wells in English National Ballet’s Voices of America, for which he created his first new ballet for a British company in 20 years – Playlist (Track 1, 2)
Later this year, Forsythe will return to Sadler’s Wells with A Quiet Evening of Dance, commissioned as part of the venue’s 20th anniversary season.
|What||Semperoper Ballett, All Forsythe, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
21 Jun 18 – 23 Jun 18, 19:30 Dur.: 2 hours inc two intervals
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells website|