"Artifact" tag
Brigel Gjoka, Ander Zabala and David Kern in Sider.© Julieta Cervantes. (Click image for larger version)

The Forsythe Company – Sider – New York

No-one will ever accuse the American-born choreographer William Forsythe, based in Germany since the seventies, of taking the easy way – to the contrary, he is a master of complexity.

Robert Wilson & Philip Glass' collaboration Einstein on the Beach.© Lesley Leslie-Spinks. (Click image for larger version)

Robert Wilson and Philip Glass – Einstein on the Beach – New York

This is the third mounting of the work since its première in 1976 at the Avignon Festival, where it quickly became the stuff of legend. What was this strange, endlessly-repetitive, oddly compelling work?

Wim Vanlessen & Aki Saito in Artifact. © Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet of Flanders – Artifact – London

In 1984 Fosythe’s vocabulary was much more strongly rooted in ballet: though it is spikily aggressive and legs are flung upwards over beyond the perpendicular, it is not as twisted and distorted as it later became. It is cool, rigorous, fiercely disciplined and blazing with adrenalin.

Royal Ballet of Flanders in William Forsythe's Artifact. © Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Ballet of Flanders in Artifact

27 Pictures by Dave Morgan

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