Dana Caspersen / William Forsythe / Joel Ryan,
Frankfurt a. M. / Dresden
“White Bouncy Castle”
“As soon as you enter the castle you begin to dance”. William Forsythe’s monumental installation “White Bouncy Castle”, designed with Dana Caspersen to a soundtrack by Joel Ryan, is only superficially a wonderful summer plaything. Much more, this work that consists of a ton of snow-white plastic is an experience of physicality and interaction, a humorous but nonetheless serious examination of choreography in everyday life in which there are only participants, no observers. More then twenty years ago, William Forsythe began exploring other forms of choreography alongside his work for the stage and developed the term “Choreographic Objects“. “The ‘White Bouncy Castle’ alters the most diverse conditions of physical and spatial organisation connected to choreography into a self-sufficiency that is no longer in need of a guiding influence“, according to Forsythe. Complete destabilisation, absurd social situations and the inevitable integration of the participants into the act determine the distinguishing kinetics of the over 30-metre-long sculpture. The inadvertent euphoria that is created is infectious and, in some cases, addictive.
Work commissioned by ARTANGEL (London), supported by Group.ie.
The Forsythe Company is supported by the city of Dresden and the state of Saxony as well as the city of Frankfurt am Main and the state of Hesse. The Forsythe Company is Company-in-Residence of both HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts (Dresden) and the Bockenheimer Depot (Frankfurt am Main).
With special thanks to the ALTANA Kulturstiftung for supporting The Forsythe Company.
Recommended for ages four and up