William Forsythe / Franz Schubert

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude – Dance Festival, Győr

Ballet in one act

Although the works of American ballet dancer and choreographer William Forsythe use classical technique as their starting point, he is capable of thinking them through further, often taking them to the extreme. An example of this is his 11-minute piece The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, created for three female and two male dancers. In it, solos, pas de deux, pas de trois and ensembles alternate, with no plot, to the virtuosic and sublime final movement of Schubert's (“Great”) Ninth Symphony. 
The work, which today is already considered one of the most challenging short ballets to perform, pays tribute to classical technique. Joining In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, it is the second of Forsythe's pieces to make it into the Hungarian National Ballet's repertoire.

General cast

First girl
Yourim Lee
Second girl
Cristina Balaban
Third girl
Minjung Kim
First boy
Gergő Ármin Balázsi
Second boy
Ryosuke Morimoto


William Forsythe
Franz Schubert
Set and lighting designer
William Forsythe
Costume designer
Stephen Galloway
Technical supervisor
Sebastian Rietz
Staging ballet master
Amy Raymond / Agnès Noltenius
Company répétiteur
Edit Rujsz

Oct. 12, 2018


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