White Bouncy Castle

William Forsythe, 1997
1949, New York, NY (US) – Frankfurt am Main (DE)

by Dana Caspersen, William Forsythe and Joel Ryan

Plastic, ventilators, sound
Courtesy of the artist

Production Management: Julian Gabriel Richter
Co-production with Group.ie. Originally
commissioned by ARTANGEL, London
March 26. 1997, The Roundhouse, London

London, The Roundhouse, 1997
Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Depot, 1998
Vienna, Tanzquartier, Halle E, 2003
Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Depot, 2006
Montpellier, Opéra Berlioz, 2010
Hamburg, Deichtorhallen, 2010
Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Depot, 2011
Dresden, Hellerau, 2012
Berlin, Berliner Festspiele, 2013
Madrid, Palacio de Cibeles 2015
Barcelona, Palacio Nacional, 2019
Paris, La Villette, 2022

The visitor's unavoidable inclusion in the idiosyncratic kinetics of Dana Caspersen and William Forsythe's «White Bouncy Castle» creates a choreographic space where there are no spectators, only participants. The choreography that appears, led by Joel Ryan's encompassing soundtrack, is the result of complete physical destabilisation and the resulting social absurdity. The inadvertant euphoria that results from the situation is infectious and, in some cases, addictive.