William Forsythe: Chamber Works
“William Forsythe . . . has fundamentally changed the way we look at, and think about, classical dance. Like Balanchine, [he] has enlarged the physical dimensions of the form.” —Dance Magazine
Maverick American expatriate choreographer William Forsythe was the director of Germany’s
Ballett Frankfurt for 20 years, almost single-handedly leading ballet into the 21st century by expanding both its movement vocabulary and its influences to include architecture, philosophy, linguistics, physics, and more. His innovative and often provocative works push the body to new extremes, physically challenging the dancers while intellectually playing with audiences. Assembled exclusively for the Walker, this special evening of four chamber works offers a rare opportunity to experience a master’s work up close.