P.A.R.T.S school Belgium, May 2017
Forsythe repertoire atelier on the piece “Sider”
Going through the process of creation of the stage work ”SIDER” made in 2011 by William Forsythe and the dancers of The Forsythe Company, the P.A.R.T.S. students re create their own version and material utilising the various modalities that this work offers, such as the conception of personalised maps, audio coordinative rhythmic orchestration, unsustainable, precarious and multiple types of locomotion made in relationship to giant cardboards leading to counter-pointed group orientation and basic improvisation technologies…
The rhythmical inflections of Elizabethan theater, like those of classical dance, have been sustained by a tradition of transmission from performer to performer for over 400 years. In Sider, these intricate patterns of speech are communicated to the performers via the soundtrack of a filmed version of a late 15th century tragedy. The adherence of the performers' actions to this vocal score instigates disquieting configurations of incongruous musicality that underscore the drama's themes of analogy and obscuration.