COMPANY WAYNE McGREGOR
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COMPANY WAYNE McGREGOR
23 February, 2020
Concept and Direction, Wayne McGregor
Choreography, Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the dancers
Music, Jlin in partnership with Unsound
Set Design and Projection, Ben Cullen Williams
Lighting Designer, Lucy Carter
Costume Designer, Aitor Throup
Dramaturgy, Uzma Hameed
Autobiography Algorithm, Nick Rothwell
Produced by Studio Wayne McGregor
Produced by Sadler’s Wells, London, UK; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Edinburgh International Festival, UK; Festspielhaus St Pölten, Austria; Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Commissioned by West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong; Festival Diaghilev. P.S., St Petersburg, Russia; Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal; Seattle Theatre Group, USA (music); Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.
Wayne McGregor, at the physical and genetic limit
Wayne McGregor, a powerful innovator in international contemporary dance, has been investigating the limits of the body for 25 years. A choreographer of an extraordinary physical intensity, fascinated by the combination of dance with the use of science and new technologies, McGregor (United Kingdom, 1970) has seduced international audiences with his hyperkinetic and always surprising style.
Resident Choreographer at London’s Royal Ballet since 2006 and a regular at La Scala in Milan, the Paris Opera Ballet and the Bolshoi, McGregor finally arrives at the Teatro de la Maestranza with “Autobiography” (2017), a fascinating visual and choreographic spectacle in which he sequences his genome and treats the body as a kind of “archive” through a set of pieces which are assembled according to an algorithm, in a different order in each performance. In a way, McGregor is attempting to reinvent his own autobiography.
The show, about 80 long, includes a live score by the electronic musician Jlin and a design with three-dimensional projections which has won international awards. This aspect is no surprise in a creator like McGregor, whose “Némesis” (2002), for example, had dancers duelling with steel prosthetic arms against a soundtrack based on mobile phone conversations.
While some of McGregor’s choreographies may seem radical, his passion for dance began when he was 8 years old and saw John Travolta dancing in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease”.
Now a CBE for his services to dance, Wayne McGregor and his eponymous studio have diversified into an eclectic range of works which push the conventional limits of dance, crossing over into film, fashion, opera, and more, as in his famous collaboration with Radiohead, his work in Trafalgar Square for the 2012 London Olympics, and his participation as Movement Director in such popular films as “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. His work with contemporary composers such as Richter, Reich, Tavener, and Saariaho, figures at the forefront of current musical creation, attests to his creative ambitions.
In a word, a chance to see the work of a visionary creator who has overturned the languages and possibilities of dance with his use of 3D technology and science, obsessed with showing a mass audience the potential of a resource as unknown as it is fundamental, which we all live within, are caught in and defined by: the human body.
23 February, 2020
Stalls (Patio) 40€
Balcony (1ª Balcón) 38€
Balcony (2ª Balcón) 36€
Terrace (1ª Terraza) 34€
Terrace (2ª Terraza) 32€
Slips (1ª Paraíso) 30€
Slips (2ª Paraíso) 28€
Slips (3ª Paraíso) 26€
BUY TICKETS ONLINE: 7 October, 2019. Possibility of printing tickets at home using the "ticket en casa" system.
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