Improvisation Technologies was
created for the Frankfurter Ballett, in order to instruct and inform
the dancers about the body language developed by Forsythe. On the
CD-ROM, he gives short demonstrations, elaborated with computer
graphics. The user also sees parts of the choreography -- it is
possible to move around the dancers and to study their movements.
It comprises 60 video chapters in which William Forsythe demonstrates and comments upon the essential principles of his motional language. Examples - specially danced for the CD-ROM by Frankfurt Ballet members - can be called up as required. A solo performance by William Forsythe is also included.
Commissioned by the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) in
Karlsruhe, Christian Ziegler co-developed this
exceptional interface. At V2_, in 1995, the prototype was presented from four harddisks, since this CD-ROM was still
difficult to produce technically - four different video cameras
had to be handled independently while image and sound had to remain