20. February 2024 Art news

WILLIAM FORSYTHE: Three choreographies at the Staatsballett Berlin

William Forsythe is a choreographic legend, revered worldwide as one of the most creative and innovative reinventors of the ballet tradition. Since the 1970s, he has revolutionised dance with an intelligent further development of academic ballet that completely liberated the human body from the corset of precepts and expanded the dance vocabulary in a way never seen before. Many of his virtuoso compositions have long since become modern classics. In this homage to William Forsythe, the Staatsballett dances three groundbreaking pieces by the American choreographer.

Scene from "One Flat Thing, reproduced" by William Forsythe in the Berlin performance.

"One Flat Thing, reproduced" is a choreography by William Forsythe, first performed in 2000 with the Ballett Frankfurt. Together with the pieces "Approximate Sonata 2016" and "Blake Works I" (2016), a joint evening has now been created at the Staatsballett Berlin that will not only make the hearts of Forsythe fans beat faster. The 76-year-old choreographer himself and dancers from his former company took part in the rehearsals.

Deutsche Oper Berlin, 7.30 pm, 1 hr. 40 min. incl. one interval
More information: Staatsballett Berlin

Droege Group film edition of William Forsythe