[ Cancelled ] A Quiet Evening of Dance

William Forsythe

Chorégraphie : William Forsythe
Co-créateurs : Brigel Gjoka, Jill Johnson, Christopher Roman, Parvaneh Scharafali, Riley Watts, Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit, Ander Zabala
Distribution : Cyril Baldy, Roderick George, Brigel Gjoka, Brit Rodemund, Parvaneh Scharafali, Riley Watts, Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit
Costumes : Dorothee Merg, William Forsythe
Lumières : Tanja Rühl, William Forsythe
Création sonore : Niels Lanz
Visuels © Bill Cooper

Production : Sadler’s Wells London
Coproduction : Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival Montpellier Danse 2019, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, The Shed New York, Onassis Athènes, deSingel

Winner of the  FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018
Winner of Best Modern Choreography Award at The Critics’ Circle Awards 2020

Création octobre 2018, Sadler’s Wells London


In A Quiet Evening of Dance, William Forsythe produces a wonderful work that explores the history of academic danceall the way back to where it started inthe court ballet during the reign of Louis XIV. The American choreographer startsby breaking it down and setting out the principles and bases of the classical technique. Yet there is nothing dry in this précis of dance because introducing a twist here, a flowing dynamic there and some intense stretching, Forsythe and his performers bring a contemporary vitality and seduction to this ancient language.The culmination of a divertimento synthesising the Grand Siècle and the 21st century, in this new work set to music by Jean-Philippe Rameau Seventeen/Twenty- One meticulously combines elements of baroque dance and evolve, a particularly acrobatic hip hop style. In this quiet evening of dance – clear and complex, sophisticated yet comprehensible, refined to the point of being instinctive – Forsythe shares the quintessential nature of his art : a “belle danse” packed with intelligence and enjoyment.

Wed. 10.02.2021
Charleroi - Écuries
1h40 (entracte compris)