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After 20 Years, William Forsythe Creates a New Ballet for an American Company

In 2016, Boston Ballet officially brought William Forsythe back to the U.S. after the revolutionary choreographer’s four-decade European career. A five-year partnership with the company promises that Forsythe will add at least one piece to its repertoire each year, and it gives him an American home base for creating new work. Boston Ballet’s Full on […]

Boston Ballet Announces 5-Year Partnership with William Forsythe

Kathleen Breen Combes and Bo Busby in Forsythe’s Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. Photo by Gene Schiavone, Courtesy Boston Ballet. If you ask most dancers whose work they hope to perform, William Forsythe is usually at the top of the list. (How many of us have drooled over videos of In the middle, somewhat elevated?) He’s […]

Forsythe At Work: Inside Pacific Northwest Ballet's Rehearsals for William Forsythe's "New Suit"

This story originally appeared in the August/September 2015 issue of Pointe. William Forsythe isn’t a large man, and he’s not particularly flashy. But when he sidled into Pacific Northwest Ballet’s rehearsal studio on a bright winter afternoon, the dancers all gravitated to him, like sunflowers stretching to the sun. “Gather, my dears!” he greeted them, […]

PNB to Live Stream "William Forsythe On Stage" Tonight

  As Pacific Northwest Ballet revs up for its upcoming triple bill devoted entirely to the works of William Forsythe, the company will live stream a special lecture-demonstration with the groundbreaking choreographer tonight on its website. The evening includes a candid interview of Forsythe by artistic director Peter Boal, an up-close rehearsal with PNB dancers […]

18-Year-Old NYCB Apprentice Naomi Corti Talks About Her Big Break in Forsythe's "Herman Schmerman"

When audience members opened their programs at New York City Ballet’s revival of Herman Schmerman a few weeks ago, one name had everyone buzzing: Naomi Corti. Just an apprentice, she was dancing a featured role alongside principals and soloists in William Forsythe‘s challenging, go-for-broke choreography. How was this going to go down? Quite well, actually. […]

Forsythe's Full-Length Masterpiece Makes North American Debut At Boston Ballet

When Boston Ballet announced its partnership with choreographer William Forsythe last year, it named his full-length Artifact as its first new acquisition. Created in 1984, Artifact is considered by many to be Forsythe’s greatest masterpiece, yet it has never been performed in its entirety by a U.S. company. Simultaneously abstract and theatrical (two characters—a Person […]

The West Coast Falls for Forsythe

This story originally appeared in the October/November 2016 issue of Pointe. After 40 years in Europe, choreographer William Forsythe recently put down stateside roots as a professor at the University of Southern California’s new Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. USC is welcoming him with Fall for Forsythe, a monthlong festival that culminates October 21–23, when […]

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