News: Three Atmospheric Studies

Monday 9 October 2006

William Forsythe’s Three Atmospheric Studies opens at Sadler’s Wells this week (11 – 14 Oct). It’s subject matter is the war in Iraq.

In a Guardian article John O’Mahony asks if dance can meaningfully address political issues. He talks to choreographers Arlene Croce, Bill T Jones, Lloyd Newson as well as Forsythe:

“The fact that we are doing this changes fuck all,” Forsythe concludes. “But if it contributes to the general feeling, if it is another drop in the stream of dissent that flows far to the places of power, then it is worth it, even if it is a little trickle. It’s better to say something than to say nothing at all.” Guardian, 27 Sep

Forysthe is also interviewed by the Telegraph:

‘The intellectual rigour that informs all his work is there in his conversation, too; whether he is describing his anger at the way the American administration misuses language or the political origins of the way dancers walk on stage, he dazzles with a kind of testing smartness.’ Telegraph, 30 Sep

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