William Forsythe / Rauf›RubberLegz‹Yasit / Brigel Gjoka
Filminstallation & choreographic object

  • Fri 29.11.19Sun 01.12.19

Free admission

›Himmel & Hölle‹ (William Forsythe, 2019)
›Doomed‹ (Rauf›Rubberlegz‹Yasit, 2018)
›Alignigung‹ (William Forsythe, 2016) 

FRI 29.11., 18 H
Opening: Apéro & Artist talk with William Forsythe and Mirjam Varadinis 

FRI 29.11. / SAT 30.11., 20 H
Rauf›Rubberlegz‹Yasit / Brigel Gjoka (2019) 

William Forsythe is one of the most influential contemporary choreographers working today. Within the framework of ›Constellations. 100 Years of the Bauhaus in the West‹, PACT Zollverein and Museum Folkwang invite the artist to present his multi-faceted oeuvre in all its manifestations, celebrating the transdisciplinarity of his work, which allows the boundaries between the performing and the visual arts to become fluid. To mark a new commissioned piece of choreography by Rauf›RubberLegz‹-Yasit and Brigel Gjoka, William Forsythe has devised a film and installation programme focusing and expanding upon the visions of his co-creators Yasit and Gjoka. William Forsythe’s deep interest in the transformation and reflection of basic organisational principles has been the foundation of a broad range of artistic works: his installations and films, which Forsythe calls ›choreographic objects‹. In cooperation with Rauf›RubberLegz‹Yasit and Riley Watts, he is showing the video work ›Alignigung‹ (2016) at PACT – a dense observation tracing the almost sculptural, choreographic concentration of two bodies. In addition, a new choreographic object will be presented with ›Himmel & Hölle‹ (2019). Rauf›RubberLegz‹Yasit – the protagonist in ›Alignigung‹ – will also be following Forsythe‘s invitation to present his own video work ›Doomed‹ (2018). For Museum Folkwang Forsythe has developed a series of four installative and choreographic interventions: Following ›City of Abstracts‹, ›Human Writes Drawings‹ and ›Aviariation‹, the series is completed by ›Acquisition / Körperschaft‹.

At the opening of the installation and film programme at PACT, William Forsythe will offer an informal insight into his work in an artist talk with Mirjam Varadinis (Kunsthaus Zürich).   


29. & 30.11., 20 H
Rauf›RubberLegz‹Yasit & Brigel Gjoka

›Konstellationen‹ is a cooperation project with Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf, Museum Folkwang and PACT Zollverein in Essen, Museum Ludwig and the Centre for Contemporary Dance at the Cologne University of Music and Dance Cologne as part of ›100 Years of the Bauhaus in the West‹, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland Regional Association (LVR) and Westphalia-Lippe Regional Association (LWL), sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia. The patron is Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Minister for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

›Konstellationen‹PACT Zollverein and Museum Folkwang have invite William Forsythe to present his multi-faceted oeuvre in all its manifestations. For Museum Folkwang, Forsythe has developed a series of four installative and choreographic interventions exploring the conception, architecture and mediation of the museum as an institution.

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