The Biennale, the Bungalow, and the Birds (VIDEO)

The Biennale, the Bungalow, and the Birds (VIDEO)
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The choreographer William Forsythe developed a new acoustic performance for Bungalow Germania, the German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. Bungalow Germania merges two buildings of different eras of German history by erecting a copy of the bungalow of the German chancellor (Kanzler Bungalow) inside the German Pavilion. In close collaboration with the Pavilion commissioners Alex Lehnerer and Savvas Ciriacidis, William Forsythe created the work Birds, Bonn 1964, a sound environment that imitates the singing of the birds, which lived in the park of the Chancellor's Residence in Bonn, the former capital of Germany. The work has been performed live by bird-song singers (Chioccolatori) at the opening of the 14th International Architecture Biennale - la Biennale di Venezia 2014.

William Forsythe's Birds, Bonn 1964 is a production for Bungalow Germania in the German Pavilion for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia and for Performing Architecture, a series of events by the Goethe-Institut.
William Forsythe is recognized as one of the world's foremost choreographers. His work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st century art form. Forsythe's deep interest in the fundamental principles of organization has led him to produce a wide range of projects including Installations, Films, and Web based knowledge creation.


He knows how to imitate birds: Giorgio Rizzo, Chioccolatore.

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