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Iconic BAM Artists

William Forsythe

William Forsythe is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost choreographers. His work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st-century art form. He has created works for Stuttgart Ballet (as resident choreographer), Netherlands Dance Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Ballett Frankfurt, where he was director from 1984 until the company's closing in 2004. With the founding ofThe Forsythe Companyin 2005, he established a new, agile structure through which he is able to further pursue the multi-faceted creative work he began with Ballett Frankfurt. Together with an ensemble of 18 dancers, Forsythe carries forward the intensive collaborative processes developed over 25 years, producing works in the areas of performance, installation, film, and educational media.

The Forsythe Company has previously appeared at BAM in Kammer/Kammer (2006 Spring),Three Atmospheric Studies  (2007 Spring), and Decreation (2009 Next Wave). Under Forsythe's direction, Ballett Frankfurt appeared at BAM in EIDOS : TELOS  (1998 Next Wave); Woolf Phrase, Enemy in the Figure, and Quintett  (2001 Next Wave); and The Room As It Was, Duo, N.N.N.N., and One Flat Thing, reproduced (2003 Next Wave).

William Forsythe at BAM
Forsythe Favorites 
William Forsythe is one of those artists who crosses genres as easily as crossing the street. While known primarily as a choreographer, he has tried his hand in vastly different disciplines ranging from performance art to installation sculpture to computer imaging. Here are some favorite Forsythe projects...
Performance History
William Forsythe at BAM
Dec 2—6, 1998
Woolf Phrase, Enemy in the Figure, and Quintett performed by Ballett Frankfurt
Dec 14—20, 2001
The Room As It Was, Duo, (N.N.N.N.), and One Flat Thing, reproduced, performed by Ballett Frankfurt
Sep 30—Oct 5, 2003
May 2—6, 2006
Three Atmospheric Studies
Feb 28—Mar 3, 2007
Oct 7—10, 2009
I don't believe in outer space
Oct 26—29, 2011
Oct 9—12, 2013
I don't believe in outer space (NWF '11) trailer
Video Loads Here (javascript rquired)
The Forsythe Company
Read more about the company's choreographies, projects, and upcoming performances.
Motion Bank
A project of The Forsythe Company that creates online digital scores with guest choreographers.