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William Forsythe:
City of Abstracts

  • © Mark Gläser
  • © Mark Gläser
  • © Mark Gläser
Dance / Wheelchair users / Kids
  • Wed, 22.09.2021 from 15:00
  • Thu, 23.09.2021 from 15:00
  • Fri, 24.09.2021 from 15:00
  • Sat, 25.09.2021 from 15:00
  • Sun, 26.09.2021 from 15:00

Choreographer William Forsythe has shaped the European dance landscape with his radical interrogations of classical ballet and revolutionized the notion of what dance is and can be. In addition to his stage pieces, Forsythe also develops “choreographic objects.” One of these is the work CITY OF ABSTRACTS that now returns to Hamburg in a new, mobile version. As an interactive video installation, CITY OF ABSTRACTS rolls through the city in the evening hours. A large LED wall is mounted on a truck, showing the viewers standing in
front of it in an artistically alienated way, challenging them to move and thus turning them into choreographic subjects.



  • Concept and Choreography: William Forsythe
  • Video Software Development: Sven Thöne
  • Production Management: Julian Gabriel Richter

Supported by Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien.

1949, New York, NY (US) - Frankfurt am Main (DE)
Glastransporter, LED wall, camera, software
Courtesy of the artist.
In the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)

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