William Forsythe

A Quiet Evening of Dance

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 seven 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 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.

This production has won the following prestigious awards:

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

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

A rare and revelatory evening

★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

A richly satisfying programme: witty, unpredictable, superlatively danced.

★★★★★ THE FINANCIAL TIMES

Quiet it may be, but William Forsythe’s latest evening of dance at Sadler’s Wells resounds with an extraordinary cerebral and imaginative force.

★★★★★ THE STAGE

‘Seventeen/Twenty One’ is a humdinger of a work

THE NEW YORK TIMES
Creative Team

By William Forsythe and Brigel Gjoka, Jill Johnson, Christopher Roman, Parvaneh Scharafali, Riley Watts, Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit and Ander Zabala. Co-produced with Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris; Festival d’Automne à Paris; Festival Montpellier Danse 2019; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; The Shed, New York; Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens; deSingel international arts campus, Antwerp. First performed at Sadler’s Wells London on 4 October 2018.

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

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