"William Forsythe is widely recognised 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 Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Ballet Frankfurt, where he was director from 1984 until the company’s closing in 2004. With the founding of The Forsythe Companion 2005, he established a new, agile structure through which he is able to further pursue the multi-faceted creative work he began with Ballet 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.”
As a means of exploring presence, because of how vast the subject is, I’ve had to refrain from over analysing something still extensively theorised by artists today and begin with a really basic focus to expand upon. I’ve been involved and around theatre my whole life, I’ve always believed that sculpture is a silent form of theatre so I’ve began to look into some contemporary installation art/performance art. Forsythe’s choreographic expertise lends itself incredible well to his art because of his deep understanding of movement and energy. The physicality of his installations and participation is something I’d love to explore myself. Its amazing to witness beautiful art but another experience entirely to be able to walk in and amongst it.