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William Forsythe (1998)  

Created by William Forsythe, former director of Frankfurt Ballet, Workwithinwork unites the dancers' classical discipline and experimental playfulness using Berio's haunting Duetti for two violins. The resulting displays of dance virtuosity shimmer in and out of the shadows on the beautifully lit stage.


Choreography: William Forsythe
Music: Luciano Berio
Designer: Stephen Galloway








What the Press Said

"Workwithinwork is Scottish ballet to the core. You can’t fake Forsythe – you’ve either got it or you haven’t – and Scottish Ballet’s take on it was nothing short of remarkable."
The Scotsman

"The cast delivers it with all the juicy turbulence it demands."

"Movement that revels in steely precision"
The Herald

"Duets and trios bring emotional equality between male and female, allowing both to inhabit the movement with soulful intensity and plenty of elongated limb power"
The Guardian  

"It was William Forsythe’s sublime 1998 study Workwithinwork  that revealed Scottish Ballet’s most compelling qualities: sensuous, strong and alert to every nuance.”
Independent on Sunday


40th Anniversary Season 2009

(performed with Balanchine's Rubies and Pastor's In Light and Shadow)

Sadler's Wells, London 
1 - 3 October 2009
Theatre Royal, Glasgow 
8 - 10 October 2009
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 
15 - 17 October 2009
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen 
23 -24 October 2009
Eden Court, Inverness 
30 - 31 October 2009

Edinburgh International Festival 2009

(performed with Ashton's Scènes de Ballet and Spink's Petrushka)

Edinburgh Playhouse
4-5 September 2009

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