In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Originally commissioned in 1987 by Rudolf Nureyev for the Paris Opera Ballet, this piece was critically recognized as an instant masterpiece. Set to electronic music, this sleek and aggressive choreography boldly accelerates and reorients traditional theme and variations to a dynamic 21st century art form.

Music Thom Willems
Choreography William Forsythe

Director’s Cut includes In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, PRISM and State of Wonder. It runs February 24-28. To learn more visit

Video by media4artists Theo Kossenas

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