Video © Gagosian. Artwork © William Forsythe. Directed by Ulrike Stumpp; Edit and Post Production by Stefan Knauer. Interview by Louise Neri. Camera: Ulrike Stumpp, Dennis Westenberger, Stefan Knauer
October 23, 2017
William Forsythe:Choreographic Objects
Celebrated choreographer William Forsythe has been expanding the boundaries of dance for over four decades. In 1989 he began work on his “choreographic objects,” a series of sculptural installations. These physical, object-based extensions of his choreographic practice have become an integral aspect of his work. An exhibition at Gagosian Le Bourget in Paris continues this experimentation with three works: Black Flags, Alignigung II, and Towards the Diagnostic Gaze (Paris). Filmmaker Ulrike Stumpp created a video documenting these works that includes an in-depth interview with Forsythe about the concepts and techniques underlying the exhibition.
The world-renowned choreographer discusses his mindful objects with Louise Neri.
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