Step into the world of one of 20th century’s most iconic contemporary ballet choreographers

This summer, The Box at Freespace transforms into an interactive gallery space.

Come dodge and weave through a shifting obstacle course of hundreds of pendulums suspended from automated grids that swing and sweep according to set patterns. As you navigate this labyrinth, ensuring not to bump any of the swinging orbs along the way, you realise you are creating your own unique dance.

For the first time in Asia, experience the undulating world of one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists. William Forsythe has been creating works for stage, screen and galleries over nearly half a century, transforming ballet from its classical repertoire to a dynamic contemporary art form.

Originally created in an abandoned building on New York’s historic High Line, the installation has been developed in contexts as diverse as the monumental industrial architecture of the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, and the historical setting provided by the Arsenale of the Venice Biennale.

It is accompanied by three Forsythe’s films: Alignigung (2016), Solo (1997) and Lectures from Improvisation Technologies (2011).

Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No. 2 is part of Choreographic Objects. The development and international exhibition of Choreographic Objects by William Forsythe is made possible with the generous support of Susanne Klatten.

Artist:
William Forsythe

Date:
4–19 July 2021 (Sunday–Monday)

Time:
1:00pm–2:30pm
3:00pm–4:30pm
5:00pm–6:30pm
7:00pm–8:30pm
9:00pm–10:30pm (Thursdays to Saturdays only)

Each session lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes, during which audience members can enter and exit The Box and The Studio at any time
There are a few private sessions of which tickets are not open for sale. Please see "Regular Tickets" for details. 

Venue:
The Box and The Studio, Freespace,
Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Tickets:
$150

Concessions:
Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, children, people with disabilities and a companion, wheelchair users and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission. Concessions are available on a first come, first served basis.

Early Bird Discount:
20% off tickets purchased from 1 June 2021 10:00am to 21 June 2021.
Early Bird discount cannot be applied to concessions or any other promotional offers.

Package Discount:
From 22 June, 2021, customers who have purchased tickets for Giant Steps 2.0 – Jazz Rhythms for Kids can enjoy 20% discount on standard tickets for this programme . There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase with this offer. Customers can purchase discounted tickets online or by phone using the discount code on the electronic ticket or present Giant Steps 2.0 ticket at the ticket office.

20% off family packages:
$180 (1 standard ticket + 1 child ticket)
$240 (1 standard ticket + 2 child tickets)
$300 (2 standard tickets + 1 child ticket)
*Admits children aged 6 to 12 only. All ticket holders must be admitted at the same time.

Remarks:

  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
  • The above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
    • Please provide contact information when purchasing tickets.
    • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
    • You must scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code using your mobile phone or register your name, contact number, and the date and time of your visit. You should also carry out temperature checks before entering the venues. Access will be denied if body temperature reading of the guest is 37.5°C or above.
    • If you have travelled outside Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
    • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Programme Enquiries:
Ms Yau (852) 2200 0742, yvonne.ws.yau@wkcda.hk

Access Services:
Cantonese Audio Description
Audio description17 July 2021 (Saturday) 3:00pm
18 July 2021 (Sunday) 1:00pm
This is an interactive installation. To reserve audio description service, please call (852) 2200 0022 before 14 July 2021 (Wednesday). Audience who requests upon arrival may have to wait until it is available. 

Hong Kong Sign Interpretation
Sign Interpretation17 July 2021 (Saturday) 1:00pm
18 July 2021 (Sunday) 3:00pm

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Title Sponsor:

 

Rolex

 

About the Artist:

William Forsythe

William Forysthe© Dominik Mentzos

William Forsythe has been active in the field of choreography for over 45 years. His work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st century art form. Forsythe's deep interest in the fundamental principles of organization has led him to produce a wide range of projects including installations, films, and web-based knowledge creation.

Raised in New York, Forsythe danced with the Joffrey Ballet and later the Stuttgart Ballet, where he was appointed Resident Choreographer in 1976. In 1984, he began a 20-year tenure as director of the Ballet Frankfurt, after which he founded and directed The Forsythe Company from 2005 to 2015.

Awards received by Forsythe and his ensembles include the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award (1988, 1998, 2004, 2007) and London’s Laurence Olivier Award (1992, 1999, 2009). Forsythe has been conveyed the title of Commandeur des Arts et Lettres (1999) by the government of France and has received the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale (2010), to name a few. In 2002 and 2003, he was the inaugural dance mentor in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, working with dancer and choreographer Sang Jijia of China.

Forsythe has developed new approaches to dance documentation, research, and education. His 1994 computer application “Improvisation Technologies: A Tool for the Analytical Dance Eye”, developed with the ZKM / Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, is used as a teaching tool by professional companies, dance conservatories, universities, postgraduate architecture programs, and secondary schools worldwide. 2009 marked the launch of “Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing”, a digital online score developed with The Ohio State University that reveals the organizational principles of the choreography and demonstrates their possible application within other disciplines.

Forsythe is a current Professor of Dance and Artistic Advisor for the Choreographic Institute at the University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

Early bird ticket available from 7 May (Friday) at 10:00am to 21 June 2021 (Monday).
General booking starts 22 June 2021 (Tuesday) at 10:00am.

Regular Tickets

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