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Dance | Theater

I don't believe in outer space

Oct 27—Oct 30, 2011
Performance dates & times
RUN TIME: 1hr 15min
October 2011
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Thursday October 27, 2011
Performances no longer available.

NY Premiere

The Forsythe Company
A work by William Forsythe

"Forsythe's company are scarily accomplished, and the work feels like a giant scanner picking up fragments of human interaction."
—The Guardian (UK)

One of the most influential artists of our age, choreographer William Forsythe returns to BAM with I don't believe in outer space, a darkly comic exploration of absence made present. Tragic themes from the lyrics of pop songs pervade the evening, placed into changing, outlandish contexts as one choreographic element among many. All the while, 18 phenomenal dancers and performers-outstanding both as soloists and as an ensemble-mingle in freakish scenes, balancing as virtuosic bodies on the edge of an abyss. This is the beyond, the boundlessness of the universe, but only if you believe in it.

Staging by William Forsythe                                                        Music by Thom Willems
Sound design by Niels Lanz
Graphics by Dietrich Krüger
Costume design by Dorothee Merg
Lighting design by Tanja Rühl and Ulf Naumann
Dramaturgical Assistant Freya Vass-Rhee

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 Ms. Susanne Klatten for supporting The Forsythe Company.