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William Forsythe: From A Classical Position/Just Dancing Around
William Forsythe: From A Classical Position/Just Dancing Around

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Item #:  D4208
Our Price: $19.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 77 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031420892
ISBN: 0-7697-8511-5

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From a Classical Position
William Forsythe
,, acknowledged as one of the greatest choreographic talents of our time, and his long-time collaborator Dana Caspersen, also of the Frankfurt Ballet, perform a duet conceived especially for the camera. From a Classical Position constitutes a one-off experience of Forsythe and Caspersenís work, giving dance lovers a unique vision of their art as choreographer, dancers and now film-makers.

The piece is performed to an original score by Thomas Willems, a composition for a single piano, which like the dance is at once naked in its simplicity and at times spell-binding in its complex intensity. To this sometimes-music and sometimes-silence performance, Caspersen and Forsythe dance a duet of sublime passion and sophistication, a love story without sentimentality.

Just Dancing Around?
To produce this intimate portrait, Mike Figgis (Director of the Oscar-winning Leaving Las Vegas) spent six weeks with William Forsythe at the Frankfurt Ballet, where he has been Artistic Director since 1984. A rare choreographic tralent whose work is both intellectually and physically challenging, Forsythe makes a clear and articulate case for his method of deconstructing classical ballet.

Figgis takes the role of fascinated outsider, pursuing his volatile subject with a dogged enthusiasm. The documentary focuses on the build-up to the first performance of Forsytheís The Loss of Small Detail, and the soundtrack features the avant-garde music of Thomas Willems and Handelís Concerti Grossi.


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Featuring William Forsythe and Dana Caspersen

JUST DANCING AROUND Mike Figgis interviews William Forsythe

Featuring the Frankfurt Ballet

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