“The distortions of Forsythe’s choreography express something of contemporary fracture, the contemporary trauma of meaning’
We’re thrilled to bring you a very special Live Night, in tandem with our Stage Partner, Melbourne International Arts Festival. This month we’re offering a show by one of the superstars of contemporary dance, William Forysthe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance.
The idea of Live Nights is to see a show together, and then to chat afterwards over a drink in a informal but facilitated conversation. These nights are all about what you think: it gives you permission to buttonhole strangers in the foyer and ask them what they thought. And they’re great fun.
And this month, well as providing the standard Live Night discount tickets, MIAF has offered our keen witnesses complimentary drinks to get the conversation flowing freely (in all senses).
A Quiet Evening of Dance is a suite of four works that showcases the depth and breadth of Forsythe’s practice. DUO2015 began life in 1996 and a renewed version was included in Sylvie Guillem’s farewell dance program. 2016’s Catalogue was created based on the rich physical knowledge of former Forsythe dancers Jill Johnson, Brit Rodemund and Christopher Roman. The remaining works are premieres that take viewers right up to the present minute of Forsythe’s ever evolving choreographic history.
The Witness Live Night is at 8pm on Thursday, October 18. To find out how to book your discount ticket, go to the Live Night Forum.
Our full Live Night program for 2018 is here. Live Nights are available to Individual and Patron members, which you can subscribe to monthly or annually. Full membership details are on this page.
Details on how to book your discount tickets and Live Night arrangements are in the Live Nights Forum. Please note that that the venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have further accessibility requirements please let us know, and we will accommodate them to the best of our ability.