Cunningham, Forsythe, Marin by Lyon Opera Ballet at the Joycehttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/ballet/lyon-opera-ballets-perfectly-balanced-program/809/
Duo, from 1996, is one of Forsythe’s sock dances, occupying a technical space between outright ballet on pointe, and his more recent theater-based performances. The two women (Dorothée Delabie and Amandine Françcois) wear sheer tops and black trunks and are dimly lit by fluorescence. The dance begins and ends with skewed classical posés, but in between the women slip to the floor and flip their limbs and bodies so that we can feel their weight. Both of these choreographers’ ballets could not be done without impeccable ballet technique, yet both men show how it’s possible to depart from, yet acknowledge, tradition.