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Press Release: The Forsythe Company presents Study # 3 at Sadler's Wells in June

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The Forsythe Company

Study # 3


UK Premiere


Tuesday 18 - Thursday 20 June 2013  

Performances at 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 - £27

Ticket Office: 0844 412 4300 or www.sadlerswells.com



William Forsythe is recognised as one of the world’s foremost contemporary choreographers, best-known for reorientating ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st century art form. The Forsythe Company presents the UK premiere of Study # 3 at Sadler’s Wells from 18 - 20 June 2013.


Founded in 2005, The Forsythe Company draws on the intensive collaborative processes pioneered by William Forsythe, producing works in the areas of installation, film, performance and educational media. Study # 3 originally premiered in Frankfurt in November 2012. The piece includes movement sequences, compositional methods, music, text, props, costumes, lighting, scenery and technical effects from 30 of William Forsythe’s acclaimed works from the last 30 years.


William Forsythe was born in New York in 1949. He studied at the Joffrey Ballet School and danced with the company from 1971 to 1973, before moving to Stuttgart Ballet. After choreographing his first ballet, Urlicht, for Stuttgart Ballet in 1976, he became resident choreographer of the company. He directed the Ballett Frankfurt from1984 until 2004, with credits including Impressing the Czar, Limb’s Theorem, The Loss of Small Details, Eidos:Telos, Kammer/Kammer and Decreation. Since 2005, he has directed The Forsythe Company.


Forsythe's most recent works are developed and performed exclusively by The Forsythe Company, while his earlier pieces are prominently featured in the repertoire of virtually every major ballet company in the world, including The Kirov Ballet, The New York City Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, England’s Royal Ballet, and The Paris Opera Ballet.


His installations and film works have been presented in numerous museums and exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial (New York), the Louvre Museum, Tate Modern and the Hayward Gallery. Awards received by Forsythe and his ensembles include
the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award (1988, 1998, 2004, 2007) and the Laurence Olivier Award (1992, 1999, 2009). Forsythe was made Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 1999 and has received the German Distinguished Service Cross (1997) and the Wexner Prize (2002).



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