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Of Any if And

Of Any If And, a postmodern ballet from the American William Forsythe, was originally created for Ballett Frankfurt in 1995. Ten years later the ballet premiered for Nederlands Dans Theater and in the 2010-2011 season the Nederlands Dans Theater I dancers can get their teeth into it again.

In Of Any If And  a man and a woman dance with razor-sharp, powerful and complex movements to the vigorous music by Thom Willems. In the background two other dancers speak mysterious texts and from the air appear incoherent and intriguing words. It takes your breath away and will put you  at the edge of your seat.  

William Forsythe, artistic director of The Forsythe Company in Germany, has been a renowned innovative choreographer and an important guest choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater for many years. Among the ballets he made for our company are  Say Bye Bye (1980) and Four Point Counter (1995). Nederlands Dans Theater I also performed Enemy in the Figure, Quintet, Duo and Trio.

‘Language and movement have never been so close together’. Trouw, 10-10-2005.

World premiere

27 mei 1995, Ballett Frankfurt, Duitsland. <br> Nederlandse première: 6 oktober 2005, Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag.


William Forsythe

Additional Credits

Muziek: Thom Willems