Pennsylvania Ballet's William Forsythe Symposium: "Fold, Collapse, and Shift"

30 May 2013
18:00:00 - 20:00:00
the Arts Bank

Fold, Collapse, and Shift: Ballet and Beyond in the Choreography of William Forsythe
Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 6 p.m.

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 and Jennifer Homans, dance historian and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University, author of "Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet.".

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.

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

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

Arts Bank
601 South Broad St.

Photo: Semperoper Ballett in Dresden. Pictured: dancers Oleg Klymuk and Elena Vostrotina. Photo by Costin Radu.