Thom Willems

Thom Willems is a Dutch composer who creates mainly for ballet. He has worked with William Forsythe since 1985, creating music for more than sixty-five works. Initially, Willem worked with rhythmically manipulated sound recordings in his electronic music and music collages until the late 1980s. In the meantime, the composer works with state-of-the-art computer technology. In 1987 he achieved his international breakthrough with the piece "In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated", which he created together with Forsythe for nine dancers of the Paris Opera. Other key works include the compositions for "LDC", "The Questioning of Robert Scott", "Eidos: Telos" and "Self meant to Govern". Thom Willem's works, in conjunction with Forsythe's choreography, are included in the repertoire of major ballet companies worldwide. In 1997, William Forsythe's short film "Solo" was presented with his music as part of the Whitney Biennial. In addition, fashion designers such as Issey Miyake and Versace use Willems compositions for their shows and in 2000 he composed for the opening of the Tate Modern in London. In 2007 Thom Willems was involved in Tadao Ando's research center for design "21_21 Design Sight" in Tokyo, and in 2008 in Matthew Ritchie's installation "The Morning Line" for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary.
Tue 14.01.2025
Theater Duisburg – Opernfoyer
17:30 - 18:15
Ballett-Workshop Ballett
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Sat 18.01.2025
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
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Fri 24.01.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
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Sun 26.01.2025
Theater Duisburg
18:30 - 20:30
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Gemischtes Abo J
Wed 29.01.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
20:00 - 22:00
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Fri 31.01.2025
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Gemischtes Abo F
Sun 02.02.2025
Theater Duisburg
18:30 - 20:30
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Sat 08.02.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
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Ballett-Abo 2
Fri 21.02.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
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Freitags-Abo
Sun 30.03.2025
Theater Duisburg
18:30 - 20:30
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Fri 11.04.2025
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
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Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo C
Thu 17.04.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
For the last time this season Ballett
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