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The Forsythe Company at work

Posted on May 30, 2013

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forsythe companyThe company of choreographer William Forsythe comes to London’s Sadler’s Wells from June 18 to 20.  During the London season, members of the company will also take part in an insight programme presented by the University of Roehampton’s dance department.


The Forsythe Company at Work: Perspectives on Practice from the Inside is a chance for the public to see the company’s collaborative process, including the opportunity to work with company dancers.


On June 20, before the company performance of Study #3, dancers Cyril Baldy, Dana Caspersen and Ander Zabala will take part in a talk at Sadler’s Wells, led by Roehampton lecturer Dr Tamara Tomic-Vajagic, who has been researching performers’ contribution to the company. There will also be a presentation by Dr Freya Vass-Rhee, the company’s dramaturge. The talk is free, but you should register your interest online.


On June 21, Baldy, Caspersen and Zabala will lead an open workshop, exploring methodologies and performance approaches that have been developed in The Forsythe Company. The movement workshop is suitable for anyone interested in gaining first-hand experience of the collaborative contemporary dance process. It will be held at the University of Roehampton. Tickets for the workshop cost £20 (£15 concessions) and can be booked in advance here.


Picture: The Forsythe Company. Photograph: Dominik Mentzos

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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