Study # 3
Choreography by William Forsythe with music by Thom Willems
Puccini’s opera ›Madama Butterfly‹, derided at its La Scala premiere for perceived reliances on motifs from his other works, underwent minor changes and was received with great acclaim at its subsequent premiere at the Teatro Grande in Brescia. In creating »Study # 3« at the same theater, Forsythe reflected on both the relevance of the venue and coincidental parallels between Puccini’s opera and his own works. The resulting re-presentation of vocal and motion elements drawn from across 30 years of Forsythe’s repertoire allows a newly counterpointed kinetic opera to emerge from within contexts that are simultaneously foreign and familiar.
No admittance to children under the age of 6.
In cooperation with the Teatro Grande, Brescia.