You made me a monster

William Forsythe, 2005
1949, New York, NY (US) – Frankfurt am Main (DE)

Performance installation
Courtesy of the artist
The performance is currently unavailable

Producer: Julian Gabriel Richter

A production by The Forsythe Company
in coproduction with La Biennale di Venezia
and Tanz im August 2005 – Internationales Tanzfest
Berlin. Supported by Siemens Arts Program

Video: Philip Bußmann
Sound: Dietrich Krüger / Niels Lanz / Hubert Machnik
Technics / lighting: Michael JIV Wagner
Stage management: Marion Rossi
Voice treatment / dsp programming: Andreas Breitscheid / Manuel Poletti in collaboration with the Forum Neues Musiktheater Staatsoper Stuttgart

Length: 52 min.
Premiere: May 28. 2005, Venice Biennale Performers: David Kern, Roberta Mosca, Nicole Peisl, Christopher Roman

No admittance to children under the age of 14.

Venice, La Biennale di Venezia, 2005
Avignon, Festival d’Avignon, 2005
Berlin, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, 2005
Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Depot, 2005
Dresden, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, 2005
Stuttgart, Staatsoper, 2006
Tokyo, Saitama Arts Theatre, 2006
New York, Baryshnikov Arts Center, 2007
Zurich, Schauspiel, 2008
London,  Sadlers Wells, 2009

Sculptural configurations – similar and contrasting, static and dynamic, object-like and organic – form the creative tension of this multimedia room installation. Grotesquely climbing, filigree paper shapes serve as a score for the experimental discourse constantly being newly articulated between two dancers and the audience. The alienated breathing noises of the dancing performers create a peculiar sound which contributes in barely perceptible light changes to the overall atmospheric imagery. In this way, improvisation, association and synaesthetics, the interplay of different sensual impressions, form an open body of action. The title suggests a complex relationship and ultimately uncontrollable process of transformation. (Bernhart Schwenk)