Alexandra Posted October 2, 2003 Report Share Posted October 2, 2003 Loud Tables, but Not a Restaurant There's a line in Anna Kisselgoff's review of Frankfurt Ballett this morning that struck me as worthy of discusison. I don't mean this to criticise the piece at all, just to say that there will be two views on this sentence -- what's yours? The sound of this visualized adrenaline rush is both exhilarating and ambiguous: part earthquake, part industrial noise, part joyous release. As usual, the best advice for looking at Mr. Forsythe's concept-riddled choreography is to forget the theories and watch the movement. Never mind that his springboard for the table piece "One Flat Thing, reproduced" had something to do with Robert Scott's failed expedition to the South Pole. What you read on paper is not necessarily what you see onstage. When a choreographer's intention is to be theoretical, should one ignore these theories? One often reads that there's a divide between European and American audiences, and I think this thought is at the crux of it. Quote Link to comment
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