ONE FLAT THING REPRODUCED
by Thierry Guiderdoni
One Flat Thing Reproduced is a work for 14 dancers and 20 tables from William Forsythe on the music of Thom Willems and is rightly considered as one of William Forsythe’s major works, in which the virtuosity of the performers rivals the ingenious complexity of the choreography (to the extent that this production has come to be known as “William Forsythe’s olympics”! Unanimously acclaimed by the press, this work with a great theatrical intensity oscillates between disorder and symmetry.
Thierry Guiderdoni was born in Nice, France. He undertook his dance education at the Academie de Danse Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo under the direction of Marika Besobrasova. In 1982 he was awarded the Professional Prize at the Prix de Lausanne; he joined The Stuttgart Ballet the same year. From 1991 to 2004 he was a member of Frankfurt Ballet. In 2005 he was appointed Ballet Master and Artistic Assistant to William Forsythe, and also his Agenda Manager at The Forsythe Company. Thierry Guiderdoni is currently freelance stager and rehearsal director for The Forsythe Productions.