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7 Reasons to Love William Forsythe's Quiet Evening of Dance

William Forsythe is bringing his multi-faceted genius to New York City in stripped down form. His “Quiet Evening of Dance,” a mix of new and recycled work now at The Shed until October 25, is co-commissioned with Sadler’s Wells in London (and a slew of European presenters). As always, Forsythe’s choreography is a layered experience, […]

William Forsythe to Join Dance Faculty at USC Kaufman School of Dance

After decades of having a home base in Europe, William Forsythe is planting roots stateside. Starting in fall of 2015, Forsythe will become a professor at the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance with plans to be on campus six to eight weeks each year. The new BFA program, directed by Jodie […]

Two Americans in Paris: William Forsythe and Trisha Brown

What a great idea for Paris Opéra Ballet to put works by William Forsythe and Trisha Brown side by side in one program! All four pieces that I saw yesterday at the Palais Garnier —three by him and one by her—had been commissioned by POB in the past.    These two giants of contemporary dance […]

This Mediator—And Former Forsythe Dancer—Uses Dance to Address Conflict

Can choreography solve social conflict? Dana Caspersen thinks it might. A veteran dancer with Ballett Frankfurt—which was run by her husband, William Forsythe—Caspersen now uses movement to help people around the world navigate disputes. She promotes conflict resolution through teaching, writing and coaching, and develops choreographic methods that let groups address differences in nonverbal ways. […]

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. […]

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