Forsythe’s Guernica

“There will always be those for whom the roles of citizen and artist are mutually exclusive. In American dance, politically engaged works have generally been regarded warily.” William Forsythe has created a new anti-war piece: ‘Forsythe’s Guernica,’ one critic has called it. “But Mr. Forsythe, one of ballet’s most influential choreographers, prefers to see it as, simply, ‘an act of citizenship’.”