The Forsythe Company

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The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble of eighteen dancers based in Dresden and Frankfurt, Germany.

It was founded in 2005 as The Forsythe Company[1] by American choreographer William Forsythe following the closure of the Frankfurt Ballet (German: Ballett Frankfurt), established in 1963. The ensemble further pursues the creative work carried out by Forsythe for 20 years with the Frankfurt Ballet, including producing works in the areas of performance, installation, film, and educational media, and drew most of its dancers from the prior company.[2]

The company is supported by a public–private partnership including the German states of Saxony and Hesse, the cities of Dresden and Frankfurt, and private sponsors. It is in residence at both the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden and the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt.

In 2015, the creative directorship was taken over by the Italian dancer and choreographer Jacopo Godani, upon which the company took its present name.[3]


  1. ^ The Forsythe Company: The Company
  2. ^ Roy, Sanjoy (6 October 2008). "Step-by-step guide to dance: William Forsythe". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Forsythe Company ändert Namen: Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company". Focus (in German). Retrieved 28 August 2015.


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