Knotunknot. A social choreography
Knotunknot. A social choreography. In Dana Caspersen and William Forsythe's 'Knotunknot,' visitors are invited into a social choreography that is realized in two distinct and simultaneous parts. In one section, visitors collectively assemble and disassemble a knotted object, which is mutable and dependent on the strengths and intentions of its makers. The other section is a series of structured conversations between visitors that examine how we shape our society based on our beliefs, assumptions, and values: what we do, both individually and collectively, and why we do it. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dana Caspersen trained with a variety of people including Maggie Black and Erik Hawkins. She danced for three years with the North Carolina Dance Theater and worked with Ballett Frankfurt from 1988 to 2004 before joining the The Forsythe Company in 2005. She lives and works in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). William Forsythe is recognized as one of the world's foremost choreographers. His work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet, morphing its classical repertoire into 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 installations, films, and web-based knowledge creation. He lives in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). Opening Friday, 21 January 2011, 9-10 pm.