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us: Forsythe, William, 1949-


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    • Birth Date

        1949-
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Stuttgart (Germany)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Dresden (Germany)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Joffrey Ballet
        • Affiliation Start: 1971
        • Affiliation End: 1973
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Stuttgarter Ballett
        • Affiliation Start: 1973
        • Affiliation End: 1980
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Frankfurter Ballett
        • Affiliation Start: 1984
        • Affiliation End: 2004
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Forsythe Company
        • Affiliation Start: 2004
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Cornell University
        • Affiliation Start: 2009
        • Affiliation End: 2015
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Whitney Biennial
        • Organization: (naf) Biennale di Venezia
        • Organization: (naf) Musée du Louvre
        • Organization: (naf) 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT (Gallery : Tokyo, Japan)
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Dance
          (lcsh) Choreography
            (lcsh) Ballet
              (lcsh) Dance -- Production and direction
                (lcsh) Teaching
                  (lcsh) Installations (Art)
                    (lcsh) Exhibitions
                  • Occupation

                      (lcsh) Dancers
                        (lcsh) Choreographers
                          (lcsh) Dance teachers
                            (lcsh) Authors
                        • Sources

                          • found: Jahn, T. 'Tis pity she's a whore, c1981: t.p. (William Forsythe)
                          • found: International dictionary of ballet, c1993 (Forsythe, William; Amer. dancer, choreographer & ballet director; b. 12/30/49 in New York; dancer, Joffrey Ballet, 1971-73, Stuttgart Ballet, 1973-80; director & chief choreographer, Frankfurt Ballet, from 1984; author & chor. of Tis pity she's a whore, 1980)
                          • found: Sider, October 10, 2013, 2013: credits & accompanying house program (Forsythe, William; choreographer, artistic director, dancer, teacher; raised in New York; trained in Florida; danced with Joffrey Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet; appointed resident choreographer of Stuttgart Ballet in 1976; director of Ballett Frankfurt from 1984-2004; established Forsythe Company, Dresden in 2004; his installation and film works presented in museums and exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial, Venice Biennale, Louvre Museum, and 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo; developed new approaches to dance documentation, research, and education; taught at Cornell University from 2009-2015 as the A.D. White Professor-at-Large)
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