Dance

Sider

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US Premiere
 
Oct 9—Oct 12, 2013
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 1hr 10min
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  $17.50—56
FULL PRICE TICKETS:  $25—70
 
 
 
 
 
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A work by William Forsythe and The Forsythe Company
Music by Thom Willems
“Brilliant, inscrutable and wildly entertaining…”
—The Guardian (UK) on William Forsythe
For choreographer William Forsythe, the stage is a large-scale laboratory for boundless theatrical and linguistic investigation. In Sider, the knotty speech rhythms of late-16th-century Elizabethan tragedy form the unlikely point of departure.

Dancers, equipped with earphones that play a recording unheard by the audience, deliver fragmented, enigmatic movements based on the cadences and meanings of the sumptuous Elizabethan text. Wielding giant sheets of cardboard, the dancers conjure an array of kinetic imagery and sounds—deepening this beguiling translation and evoking a world in which one language is withheld while another rises to the surface.

Light object by Spencer Finch
Lighting by Ulf Naumann and Tanja Rühl
Costumes by Dorothee Merg
Sound design by Dietrich Krüger

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.

Read the BAM program notes for Sider

Leadership support for Sider provided by The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Inc.

 
 
 
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