Theater- und Tanzwissenschaft

MA-Seminar: William Forsythe: Processing Choreography

Dienstag, 19.03.2024

William Forsythe (born in 1949) is arguably one of the most significant and controversial dance makers of the last century – taking the tradition of ballet in ground breaking directions.

This seminar will familiarize students with the artistic work and dance scholarship surrounding William Forsythe, curated from my close perspective as a dance scholar and former Forsythe dancer. The course will broadly survey:

• Forsythe’s artistic works (ballets, performance installations, films and choreographic objects)
• Forsythe’s testimony (essays, interviews and artistic research projects)
• Forsythe scholarship (Brandstetter, Caspersen, Driver, Huschka, Kaiser, Maar, Siegmund, Spier, Vass-Rhee, Waterhouse).

We will process choreography in the doubled sense of exploring the aesthetic processes manifested in Forsythe’s productions, as well as interpreting how these artistic artefacts have been reflected upon by scholars, dance critics and Forsythe himself.
The seminar lectures and texts will be predominantly in English.

Dozierende(r): Dr. Elizabeth Waterhouse
19.03.2024:16:15 - 18:00
Ort:1. Etage, 116
Uni Mittelstrasse
Mittelstrasse 43

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