WRTI on Pennsylvania Ballet’s Forsythe & Kylián

WRTI’s Jim Cotter and Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser discussed the challenges and benefits of presenting works by new choreographers before the company presented William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite and other pieces at the end of the 2012–13 season. As Kaiser put it, the three choreographers featured in their final program (Kylián, Neenan, and Forsythe) have “taken the art form in a different direction” to create “new ballet.”

Listen to the full interview at the WRTI website.

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