HERMAN SCHMERMAN. William Forsythe 1992
- Choreography: William Forsythe
- Music: Thom Willems, Just Ducky
- Costumes: William Forsythe and Gianni Versace
- Set design: William Forsythe
- Lighting design: William Forsythe
- Duration: 26 minutes
- World premiere by New York City Ballet, Diamond Project on May 28th, 1992 at the New York State Theater (U.S.A.).
- Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza on November 8th, 1996 at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid (Spain).
In conversation about Herman Schmerman, William Forsythe has said: “I first heard that phrase [‘Herman Schmerman’] used by Steve Martin in the film Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. I think it’s a lovely title that means nothing. The ballet means nothing, too. It’s a piece about dancing that will be a lot of fun. It’s just (...) talented dancers dancing around, and that’s good, isn’t it?"