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Forsythe Lectures

The *Forsythe Lectures* took place on March 15, 2014 at deSingel Antwerp. William Forsythe and The Forsythe Company make work that can be defined as deconstructivism and postmodern dance. Below an overview of the seven lectures is provided:

Forsythe Lectures/ Roslyn Sulcas
Dance critic Roslyn Sulcas talks with choreographer William Forsythe about the relation his work and ballet.

Forsythe Lectures/ Steven Spier
Architect Steven Spier talks about public choreography in Willam Forsythe’s White Bouncy Castle (1997), City of Abstracts (2000), Scattered Crowd (2002), Instructions (2003) and Interior of the TAT at Bockenheimer Depot (2004).

Forsythe Lectures/ Freya Vass-Rhee
Dramaturge Freya Vass-Rhee discusses metaphoric terms used to describe dramaturgy: navigation, the pooling of ideas, The Forsythe Company’s weather systems, sifting or crashing of things. Vass-Rhee suggests another metaphoric term for dramaturgy: fielding. A polyvalent term that has the potential to frame features of The Forsythe Company collaborates to devise choreography and dramaturgy.

Forsythe Lectures/ William Forsythe – Freya Vass-Rhee
Freya Vass-Rhee and William Forsythe reflect on the lectures.

Forsythe Lectures/ Dana Caspersen
Architect and dance critic Pieter T’Jonck talks with performer and dancer Dana Caspersen about the sources of the extreme mental and physical agility needed to perform Forsythe’s work.

Forsythe Lectures/ Pieter T’Jonck
Architect and dance critic Pieter T’Jonck discusses installations and objects by William Forsythe.

Forsythe Lectures/ on counterpoint
Architect and dance critic Pieter T’Jonck talks with former and current dancers of the Forsythe Company about counterpoint.

deSingel. “Video: Forsythe Lectures”. 2014. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtg7onvi0-KpWFth4EA0PsolqpyFq92LR