Forsythe Company at Work

Roehampton's Dance Department, in conjunction with the Forsythe Company, presents The Forsythe Company at Work: Perspectives on Practice from the Inside.

Posted: 23 May 2013

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The University of Roehampton’s Dance Department is proud to present The Forsythe Company at Work: Perspectives on Practice from the Inside - a rare opportunity for the public to glimpse into the collaborative process of The Forsythe Company. On 20 and 21 June, the University will offer members of the public the chance to both discuss and work with dancers from this highly regarded Company.

On 20 June, three leading artists from the Company: Cyril Baldy, Dana Caspersen and Ander Zabala will take part in a talk at Sadler’s Wells theatre. Led by University of Roehampton Lecturer Dr Tamara Tomic-Vajagic, the dancers will discuss the performers’ contribution to the Forsythe Company practice, an area that Tamara has been researching. This will be followed by a presentation by The Forsythe Company’s Dramaturge, Dr. Freya Vass-Rhee on aspects of collaborative dramaturgy in the ensemble. The whole event will precede the company’s performance of their work Study #3, which is receiving its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells on 18-20 June. Admittance to the talk is free of charge but please click here to register your interest.

On 21 June, the three dancers (Cyril Baldy, Dana Caspersen and Ander Zabala) will lead an open workshop exploring motion production methodologies and performance approaches that have been developed in the context of The Forsythe Company. The movement workshop, which is suitable for anyone interested in gaining first-hand experience of being part of the collaborative contemporary dance process, will be held at the University of Roehampton. Tickets for the workshop are bookable in advance and cost £20 (£15 concessions).

Announcing the event, Ann R. David, Head of Dance at the University of Roehampton said: “We are delighted to be able to allow the public this unprecedented level of access to one of the world’s most exciting dance companies. The opportunity to discuss the collaborative process with some of the Forsythe Company dancers, and then participate in a workshop with them exploring the approach, is an once-in-a-lifetime, not-to-be-missed experience for anyone that loves dance.”

The Forsythe Company is supported by the city of Dresden and the state of Saxony as well as the city of Frankfurt am Main and the state of Hesse. The Forsythe Company is Company-in-Residence of both HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts in Dresden and the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main. With special thanks to the ALTANA Kulturstiftung for supporting The Forsythe Company.

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