William Forsythe: White Bouncy Castle

“As soon as you enter the castle you begin to dance”. William Forsythe’s monumental installation “White Bouncy Castle”, designed with Dana Caspersen to a soundtrack by Joel Ryan, is only superficially a wonderful summer plaything. Much more, this work that consists of a ton of snow-white plastic is an experience of physicality and interaction, a humorous but nonetheless serious examination of choreography in everyday life in which there are only participants, no observers. More then twenty years ago, William Forsythe began exploring other forms of choreography alongside his work for the stage and developed the term “Choreographic Objects“. “The ‘White Bouncy Castle’ alters the most diverse conditions of physical and spatial organisation connected to choreography into a self-sufficiency that is no longer in need of a guiding influence“, according to Forsythe. Complete destabilisation, absurd social situations and the inevitable integration of the participants into the act determine the distinguishing kinetics of the over 30-metre-long sculpture. The inadvertent euphoria that is created is infectious and, in some cases, addictive.

William Forsythe: White Bouncy Castle
Venue:
Lokhalle Schöneberg (Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände)
Price/Category:
€ 4 / concessions € 2
No advance ticket sales, tickets only available at the Lokhalle box office
Admission every 20 minutes
but delays are expected.
Groups (starting with 10 people) can make a reservation on (030) 25489 808.
Dates:
28 June to 14 July 2013
TUE–WED / FRI 14:00–19:30
THU 16:00–22:00
SAT & SUN 12:00–18:00

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