Study # 1
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 # 1« 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 disparate elements from Forsythe’s repertoire allows the choreographic material to resonate anew 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.