Wednesday 25 April & Thursday 26 April, 7.30pm
Royal Ballet Flanders (Belgium)
In 1984, after becoming Director of the Frankfurt Ballet, William Forsythe created Artifact and changed the way we look at expression through dance forever. Olivier award-winning Royal Ballet Flanders opens the IDFB programme at Birmingham Hippodrome with this breathtaking production.
A ballet in four parts, Artifact contains elements of pure dance, sign language, and spoken word, and sometimes wild combinations of all of these. Enhanced by Forsythe’s own lighting design, ‘brilliantly atmospheric and dramatically effective’ according to The New York Times, this piece challenges our ideas of what ballet can be.
This ground breaking work is set to piano music by Eva Crossman-Hecht and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin.
“What is ballet today? Mr. Forsythe and the Flanders Company have just shown us the answer.” New York Times
Suggested age guidance: suitable for all ages
Running time: TBC
Image: Johan Persson
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