Frankfurter Disgrace

As the Forsythe era ends in Frankfurt, disgrace deepens. “It’s a daft situation: not only is Frankfurt perversely depriving itself of the one arts institution which makes it internationally famous, but the city’s culture senator, Dr Nordhoff, refuses to negotiate social provision with the 50 per cent of the troupe’s members who will lose their jobs. It’s all about money, it’s very grubby, and doubtless symptomatic of increasing cynicism in the subsidised sector towards challenging art.”