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WAYNE McGREGOR I RANDOM DANCE

WAYNE McGREGOR

 

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance was founded in 1992 and became the instrument upon which McGregor evolved his fast and articulate choreographic style. With collaboration at the centre of his practice, McGregor has innovated new work with world class artists including composers Scanner, Jon Hopkins and Ben Frost; visual artists Mark Wallinger and rAndom International; and film-makers Jane and Louise Wilson and Ravi Deepres. Collaboration with science and technology communities has also fuelled choreography mined from radical cognitive research processes. This unique, tenacious questioning between artists and artistic mediums, across the interface of science and art, through the body and mind, has ensured that Wayne McGregor | Random Dance has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 20 years.



Wayne McGregor | Random Dance is Resident Company of Sadler's Wells, London. Wayne McGregor is Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, London. He is Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and has an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Plymouth University. In January 2011, McGregor was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for Services to Dance.

 

WAYNE McGREGOR I RANDOM DANCE

Programs

FAR

Premiered at Sadler's Wells the November 17, 2010

 

Direction: Wayne McGregor

Choreography: Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the dancers

Music: Ben Frost

Lighting design: Lucy Carter

Sets: RAndom International

Costumes: Moritz Junge

Length: 60 minutes

For 10 dancers

 

 

Wayne McGregor's anatomy-defying choreography and ground-breaking approach across dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology has fuelled a string of truly unique works. FAR is no exception.

Inspired by the controversial Age of Enlightenment, FAR mines an era that first placed 'a body in question'. Ten company dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance confront the distortions, sensuality and feeling of the 18th Century's searing contemporary sensibility, to a haunting score by the critically-acclaimed composer Ben Frost.
Staged in a mesmerising environment of shadow and light designed by rAndom International and Lucy Carter, FAR binds cutting edge design with choreography made from a radical cognitive research process.

ATOMOS

French premiere the july 1st and 2nd 2014
, at Montpellier Danse Festival

 

Concept, direction and set: Wayne McGregor  

Choreography: Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the dancers

Music: A Winged Victory For The Sullen


Lighting Design: Lucy Carter


Film and Set Photography: Ravi Deepres


Costume Design: Studio XO

Duration: 70 minutes without intermission  

Piece for 10 dancers

 

Co-produced by Sadler's Wells, London; Festival Montpellier Danse 2014; Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA; and Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Co-commissioned by Fondazione I Teatri, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.

 

Atomising bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation, Atomos is the newest work by cutting-edge contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor. Known for his unique, tenacious questioning across the interface of art and science and through the body and mind, McGregor has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 20 years. Ten incredible dancers perform McGregor’s unique style - sculptural, rigorous, jarring and hauntingly beautiful. He is accompanied by a team of sensational artists including longtime collaborators lighting designer Lucy Carter and filmmaker Ravi Deepres, along with costumes by the ground-breaking designers of wearable technologies, Studio XO.


« I always start a work with something that interests me, something that sparks my imagination. That could be drawn from any aspect of living, anything that questions the nature of being a human being. Whatever the stimulus though, it needs to fully engage my curiosity and take me somewhere. » Wayne McGregor

Calendar

ATOMOS
Seoul , LG ARTS CENTER
05-26-2017 - 05-27-2017

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