Ruth Leon recommends…William Forsythe’s Playlist

Ruth Leon recommends…William Forsythe’s Playlist

Ruth Leon recommends

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March 09, 2022

 Playlist Track 2 – English National Ballet

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This is a short extract from William Forsythe’s Playlist. I’m including it to introduce the work of this extraordinary and truly great choreographer to anyone not familiar with it, especially for those of us who can’t get to the ENB’s season at Sadler’s Wells in London on March 31-April 10.

Forsythe is a titan of modern choreography. If you can get there, go, but if you can’t, take any opportunity to see any work by William Forsythe and thereby see the possibilities of ballet being expanded to the full glory of the human body.

Created especially for 12 male dancers of English National Ballet, Playlist (Track 1, 2) was William Forsythe’s first creation for a UK ballet company in over 20 years. Set to neo-soul and house music, Playlist (Track 1, 2) premiered as part of the ENO’s mixed bill Voices of America in 2018.
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