Friends of Forsythe

In this new work called Friends of Forsythe, choreographer William Forsythe collaborates with Rauf “Rubberlegz” Yasit, Lex Ishimoto, Riley Watts, Brigel Gjoka and the JA Collective (Aidan Carberry & Jordan Johnson).

The piece explores the origins of folk dance, hip hop, and ballet, showcasing the diverse backgrounds and languages of the dancers through their physical communication on stage. It serves as a testimony to the power of movement as a universal language, capable of transcending cultural barriers and connecting people from different walks of life.

In a captivating dialogue, the performers delve into the similarities and differences of these dance styles, celebrating the unique ways in which each style can be embraced and evolved. Through their choreography, they weave together a vibrant tapestry of storytelling, pushing the boundaries of traditional dance and highlighting the transformative power of movement.

Friends of Forsythe celebrates diversity, the profound language of dance, and the limitless possibilities that arise when different styles intersect harmoniously.


Duration: approx. 60 minutes


Curated by William Forsythe and Rauf“Rubberlegz” Yasit

Choreography by William Forsythe, Rauf“ Rubberlegz” Yasit, Lex Ishimoto, Riley Watts, Brigel Gjoka, Aidan Carberry and Jordan Johnson (JA Collective)

Performance by Rauf“ Rubberlegz” Yasit, Lex Ishimoto, Riley Watts, Brigel Gjoka, Matt Luck and Jordan Johnson

Technical consultant: Niels Lanz

Technical management on tour: Kristin Feldmann

Int. distribution: Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts