edition Januar-Februar 2024

Devotion and breaking boundaries

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©Florian Hetz

Three choreographies by William Forsythe at the Staatsballett Berlin

The Staatsballett Berlin has produced three groundbreaking pieces by the American choreographer William Forsythe, who has transformed and expanded the world of ballet from the 1970s to the present day: Blake Works I combines complex movement patterns with soundscapes that unfold on the basis of James Blake’s electronic pop music. Approximate Sonata was developed by Forsythe in 2016 for the Paris Opera Ballet and is a minimalist work that ironically questions the validity of the canon of rules of classical ballet. At the end of the three-part ballet evening is the piece One Flat Thing, reproduced, which was premiered in 2000 with the Ballett Frankfurt and explores a choreography of pulsating, losing oneself and surrendering. (jw)


William Forsythe

Blake Works I / Approximate Sonata 2016 / One Flat Thing, Reproduced

February 16, 19 & 23, 2024

Staatsballett Berlin in der Deutschen Oper



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