“Yes – We can’t” by William Forsythe

1 mat + 3 mikes with stand + 9 piles + 15 dancers = ‘Yes – We can’t’

Choreograph William Forsythe provoked an imaginary voyage of ill communication in me when I saw his new performance ‘Yes – We can’t’. In this episode I will send you my reactions to the performance.
As well I will show some interferences between architecture and – still in his understanding.
For me he is a creator of modern ballett or maybe better a translator of ballett’s essence from antique to modern world.

related links
A TV feature from Fernsehen on the performance ‘Yes – We can’t’
A Radiofeature from Deutschlandfunk about the Premiere in Hellerau by Dresden, Germany.
A transcripted interview with William Forsythe from the Australian National Arts Talk. You get an idea of his character.
An interview with Antony Rizzi, a dancer of his company, you will find in ar2com’s imPULStanz series.

One thought on ““Yes – We can’t” by William Forsythe

  1. Scattered Crowd will be exposed on the Impulstanz in Vienna from the 29.07.08 – 01.08.08.
    The exact location is Austria | Vienna | Austrian Parliamanet.

    Other events may be near your city:
    where? Germany | Berlin | Haus der Berliner Festspiele
    what? Tanz im August Internationales Tanzfest Berlin: “DREAMLANDS” William Forsythe, David Dawson, Pascal Touzeau und Johan Inger.
    when? 29.08.08 – 30.08.08, 20h

    where? Germany | Dresden | Festspielhaus Hellerau
    what? The Forsythe Company “The Defenders”
    when? 05.09.08 – 08.09.08, 19/20:30

    where? Greece | Thessaloniki | Amphithéâtre
    what? Ballet National de Marseille “Tattoo” (Kelemenis), “Herman Schmerman Pas de Deux” (Forsythe), “Somewhere” (Lestel)
    when? 21.09.08

    where? Germany | Frankfurt am Main | Bockenheimer Depot
    what? The Forsythe Company “If I sing to you” – Eine Choreographie von Deborah Hay
    when? 30.10.08 – 02.11.08, 20:00

    where? France | Paris | Centre Pompidou
    what? Deborah Hay – If I Sing To You – Festival d’Automne à Paris
    when? 12.11.08 – 15.11.08, 20.30h

    where? France | Nanterre | Maison de la Musique
    what? Ballet National de Marseille “Tattoo” (Kelemenis), “Herman Schmerman Pas de Deux” (Forsythe), “Por Vos Muero” (Duato)
    when? 12.12.08

    By clicking on William Forsythe Events you get the official events announced on his website.

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