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Published: November 1, 2011
Category: review

The Tortuous Perambulations of William Forsythe

By Rachel Straus

NEW YORK — “Helloooooo! I’m the new neighbor,” roars tiny Dana Caspersen in a guttural voice that suggests a chain smoker on a regimen of straight bourbon. And so begins the darkly funny “I don’t believe in outer space,” William Forsythe’s 2008 dance theater work that made its New York premiere at []

Published: March 1, 2007
Category: review

The Forsythe Company: "Three Atmospheric Studies"

By Rachel Straus

A bomb. Bone fragments on broken pavement. A mother’s search for her son—in no apparent order.

These are William Forsythe’s raw materials for ”Three Atmospheric Studies.” They bear little in common with the 58-year-old philosopher-choreographer’s former predilection for abstractions. Nor do they lend themselves to développé, penché, pirouette. In Forsythe’s action play—a []