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Human Writes Performance Installation at UN Geneva

Human Writes


Performance installation by William Forsythe and Kendall Thomas


Concept: William Forsythe / Kendall Thomas


Stage / lighting / costumes: William Forsythe

Sound design: Dietrich Krüger / Niels Lanz / Thom Willems


Performance at the United Nations Office at Geneva - Feb 23, 24, 25.


In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Over 50 years later, in a joint project with Professor Kendall Thomas, The Forsythe Company focuses on the act of inscribing basic rules for both the individual and society. «Human Writes» is a performative installation that reflects the history of human rights and the continuing obstacles to their full implementation.

(Imanuel Schipper)


The Geneva performance of Human Writes was undertaken with the support of teh UN office at Geneva in cooperation with the Permanent Missions of Switzerland, the United States, and Germany.


Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe’s Remarks at the Opening of the Human Writes Performance:


See the Wiliam Forsythe Website for more information:


U.S. Mission Photos by Eric Bridiers

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Taken on February 24, 2012