A Quiet Evening of Dance

William Forsythe (USA/DE)

24

June

Choreography:

William Forsythe

Performers:

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Music:

Morton Feldman, Nature Pieces from Piano No.1 (Epilogue)

Jean‐Philippe Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie: Ritournelle, from Une Symphonie Imaginaire (Seventeen/Twenty One)

Light design:

Tanja Rühl, William Forsythe

Sound design:

Niels Lanz

Production:

Sadler’s Wells Production 

Costumes:

Dorothee Merg, William Forsythe

Photo:

Bill Cooper

Premiere:

4 October 2018, London

Duration:

1h35min including interval 

ACT 1

40 min.

interval 20 min. 

ACT2 

35 min.

In his latest work, William Forsythe pays homage to his native language of ballet, as he returns to the TANEC PRAHA Festival stage for the first time in 20 years. Throughout his 45 year career, he has re-invented classical ballet techniques, adapting them to the 21st century, and this piece is no exception, as he combines these techniques with novel hip hop elements. A Quiet Evening of Dance is truly quiet and minimalist, demanding the viewer's intellectual attention, and succeeds in gaining it through intimate virtuosity, graceful movement and gentle mischievousness.

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 some 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 includes two new pieces, Epilogue and Seventeen/Twenty One; two reimagined repertory works, Dialogue (DUO2015) and Catalogue (Second Edition), as well as Prologue, an excerpt of Seventeen/Twenty One.

 

Awards

Winner of Best Modern Choreography Award at The Critics’ Circle Awards 2020

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

 

 

Tickets

24

June

A Quiet Evening of Dance

The Karlin Musical Theatre
20:00
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Add to Calendar 24-06-2020 20:00 24-06-2020 20:00 Czech republic/Europe A Quiet Evening of Dance In his latest work, William Forsythe pays homage to his native language of ballet, as he returns to the TANEC PRAHA Festival stage for the first time in 20 years. Throughout his 45 year career, he has re-invented classical ballet techniques, adapting them to the 21st century, and this piece is no exception, as he combines these techniques with novel hip hop elements. A Quiet Evening of Dance is truly quiet and minimalist, demanding the viewer's intellectual attention, and succeeds in gaining it through intimate virtuosity, graceful movement and gentle mischievousness. 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 some 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 includes two new pieces, Epilogue and Seventeen/Twenty One; two reimagined repertory works, Dialogue (DUO2015) and Catalogue (Second Edition), as well as Prologue, an excerpt of Seventeen/Twenty One.   Awards Winner of Best Modern Choreography Award at The Critics’ Circle Awards 2020 Winner of the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018.     Křižíkova 283/10 Prague Czech Republic

25

June

A Quiet Evening of Dance

The Karlin Musical Theatre
20:00
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Add to Calendar 25-06-2020 20:00 25-06-2020 20:00 Czech republic/Europe A Quiet Evening of Dance In his latest work, William Forsythe pays homage to his native language of ballet, as he returns to the TANEC PRAHA Festival stage for the first time in 20 years. Throughout his 45 year career, he has re-invented classical ballet techniques, adapting them to the 21st century, and this piece is no exception, as he combines these techniques with novel hip hop elements. A Quiet Evening of Dance is truly quiet and minimalist, demanding the viewer's intellectual attention, and succeeds in gaining it through intimate virtuosity, graceful movement and gentle mischievousness. 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 some 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 includes two new pieces, Epilogue and Seventeen/Twenty One; two reimagined repertory works, Dialogue (DUO2015) and Catalogue (Second Edition), as well as Prologue, an excerpt of Seventeen/Twenty One.   Awards Winner of Best Modern Choreography Award at The Critics’ Circle Awards 2020 Winner of the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018.     Křižíkova 283/10 Prague Czech Republic
( Photo: Bill Cooper)
( Photo: Bill Cooper)
( Photo: Bill Cooper)
( Photo: Bill Cooper)
( Photo: Bill Cooper)
( Photo: Bill Cooper)
( Photo: Bill Cooper)
( Photo: Bill Cooper)

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