Working with William Forsythe and the Boston Ballet

From my days of dancing in Germany back in the 90s I have always held in the highest esteem William Forsythe’s work. Indeed, we used to travel down to Frankfurt when we could, to see the company perform.  It was such an amazing group of dancers on the cutting edge at that time.

So when I got an email last December from Boston Ballet asking if I could come up and shoot marketing material for their full length production of Artifact choreographed by William Forsythe, you can imagine my reaction. I’m not the type of person to be star struck but I have to say I was a little worried I’d be able to speak normally!

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What a highlight of my year! The Boston Ballet dancers were lovely and fun to work with. Bill actually sees lines and shapes the way I do so the shoot went extremely smoothly and we accomplished a large number of great shots in a shorter amount of time than we expected. It was such a pleasure to work with a choreographer who speaks the way I do, and the dancers were so engaging and giving of their energy.

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I can’t wait to make the trip up to Boston to see the production.  If you are in the area don’t forget to get your tickets!

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