William Forsythe — A Quiet Evening of Dance

4 - 6 October 2018

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


William Forsythe is undoubtedly one of the foremost choreographers of his generation. For this unusual configuration of new and existing work, Forsythe has imagined something akin to an evening of chamber music, designed to be listened to.

The works range from sparse analytic condensation to baroque inspired counterpoint. The intricate phrasing of the dancers’ breath is the primary accompaniment for a distillation of the geometric origins of classical ballet.

The evening is performed by seven of Forsythe’s most trusted collaborators, who promise to provide insight into the workings of ballet and the mind of the man who has dedicated his work to this task.

The programme will include DUO2015 and Catalogue Second Edition, and the world premiere of new work. 

★★★★★ "Witty, unpredictable, superlatively danced"
"A piece of outstanding brainy beauty”
"A delightful conceit of how the two hands of a clock operate as one with refreshing simplicity"
"There is no one on the planet who is advancing the concept of what the art of dance can be in the 21st century like Bill Forsythe,” said Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. “He is a pioneering spirit, out in the wilderness trying to discover new territory. I’m in awe of his commitment to always finding a new path"


Winner of the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018

Find out more at our blog: Sadler’s Wells Wins FEDORA Prize


A Sadler’s Wells London production. Co-produced with Théâtre de la Ville-Paris; le Théâtre du Châtelet; Festival d’Automne à Paris; Festival Montpellier Danse 2019; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; The Shed, New York; Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens; deSingel, Antwerp

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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