William Forsythe – Additive inverse, 2009 – Dancing performance – Thread, metal pins, wood, smoke, videoprojection
Choreographic object by William Forsythe in collaboration with Philip Bußmann Dancer: Alessio Silvestrin – Production: The Forsythe Company / 21_21 Design Sight / Tokyo – Music: Thom Willems – Producer: Julian Gabriel Richter
April 7. 2007, 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo
« A celebration of the career of iconic choreographer William Forsythe, as an American working internationally for the last thirty years, Forsythe is recognised as one of the world’s foremost choreographers. His work is celebrated for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire into a dynamic 21st-century art form.
Composed of thread and fog, the material work is a score for a delicately sustained solo performance. This installation by William Forsythe is made in collaboration with Philip Bußmann, features a soundtrack by Thom Willems and is performed at the Arko Art Center by Alessio Silvestrin. »
« The floating, spectral gestures of Additive Inverse summon our primary fascination with language and illusion. This is a correspondence with one of the fundamental objectives of theater: to lend a calculation of language the quality of spontaneous materialization. »