Fold, Collapse, and Shift: Ballet and Beyond in the Choreography of William Forsythe

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 6:00pm
The Arts Bank

A special conversation with legendary choreographer William Forsythe.

Moderated by Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland, Director of Dance and Alice Carter Dickerman Director of the Arts Program at Bryn Mawr College with panelists including Freya Vass-Rhee, PhD, Dramaturg and Production Assistant for The Forsythe Company.

Like George Balanchine, whose work he greatly admires, William Forsythe changed forever the shape, dynamic and possibilities of classical ballet and the ways in which we see it. This symposium will address what viewers found innovative, exciting, or infuriating in Forsythe’s earlier work and the qualities of his current work that continue to make him one of the more important and influential choreographers of our time.

6 p.m.: Reception
6:30 – 8 p.m.: Symposium

The Arts Bank

601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Seating is extremely limited. To attend, please respond to by May 23. Limit 2 seats per guest; no exceptions.

This symposium was made possible by support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.