William Forsythe

U.S.A. Choreographer and dancer William Forsythe was trained in Florida by Nolan Dingman and Christa Long. He danced with the Joffrey Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet where he was appointed resident choreographer in 1976. In 1984, he began a 20-year tenure as director of the Ballet Frankfurt. Until 2004, he created a series of works that brought him worldwide acclaim. His pieces feature in the repertoire of many important ballet companies. After the closure of the Ballet Frankfurt in 2004, he founded the Forsythe Dance Company. The pieces he creates are developed and performed exclusively by this company.
Forsythe received many awards, a.o. the New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award (1988, 1998, 2004, 2007) and the Laurence Olivier Award (1992, 1999, 2009). In France Forsythe received the title of Commandeur des Arts et Lettres (1999) and in Germany the Distinguished Service Cross (1997). He also received the Wexner Prize (2002) and the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennial. Forsythe has also developed numerous installations that were shown in prominent museums all over the globe. He is also active in the field of dance training and research.


William Forsythe - The Defenders Part 2
William Forsythe - The Defenders Part 2
William Forsythe - The Defenders Part 2


04.02 to 13.05.2012
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