William Forsythe 1949, New York, NY (US) – Frankfurt am Main (DE)
Video, 9:40 min.
Reedit: Nik Haffner, Volker Kuchelmeister, Chris Ziegler Producer: Julian Gabriel Richter
Performance: William Forsythe
The Forsythe Company and ZKM, 2011 On the basis of Improvisation Technologies, A CD-ROM by William Forsythe, Nik Haffner, Volker Kuchelmeister, Yvonne Mohr, Astrid Sommer, Christian Ziegler, Produced at ZKM Karlsruhe, 1994 & 1999
Performance: William Forsythe, Christine Bürkle,Noah D. Gelber, Thomas McManus, Crystal Pite
Boston, ICA, 2011 Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2011 Brescia, Museo di Santa Giulia, 2012 Rennes, Musée de la Danse, 2012 Saratoga Springs, The Tang Museum, 2012 Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2012 Warsaw, Centre for Contemporary Art, 2012 Girona, Festival Temporada Alta, 2012 Rome, Macro Future, 2012 Essen, Folkwang Museum, 2013 Dresden, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, 2013 Frankfurt, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2015 Istanbul, Design Biennale, 2016 Knislinge, Wanas Foundation, Sweden, 2017
These video segments, originally produced by William Forsythe for the purpose of training his company’s dancers, offer a perspective on the choreographer’s approach to improvisation. The animated lines and other graphical effects that annotate the sequences demonstrate Forsythe’s view that certain classes of movement can be analyzed as geometrically inscriptive – a formal drawing with the body in space.