"if any artist has defined the decade, it's Wayne McGregor."
-The Times (U.K.)
October 27 & 28 • 7:30pm
October 29 • 8:00pm
October 30 • 3:00pm
Alexander Kasser Theater
Concept and Direction by Wayne McGregor
Choreographed by Wayne McGregor
in collaboration with the dancers
Original Music by Ben Frost
Lighting Design by Lucy Carter
Set Design by rAndom International
Costume Design by Moritz Junge
Texts adapted from Flesh in the Age of Reason by Roy Porter
Join us for a special Community Conversation with choreographer and artistic director Wayne McGregor, immediately following the opening night performance on Thursday, October 27. Moderated by Dance Magazine editor Wendy Perron!
Wayne McGregor is hunting the ghost in the machine. Inspired by Roy Porter’s Flesh in the Age of Reason (detailing cognitive exploration during the Enlightenment), FAR is a kinetically explosive interpretation of the mind-body connection. McGregor’s dancers, classically trained and moving with an almost super-human energy, whip themselves around the stage in a blur of spins and disjointed angles - hyperextended arms and legs doing the near im¬possible. They search for the divine relationship between the body and the soul.
Here, Wayne explains the genesis of FAR, and gives insight into his unique choreographic style.
McGregor’s work spans all mediums: from the stage (2010’s ENTITY) to film (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) to music video (Radiohead’s startling “Lotus Flower”). Upcoming projects include a massive dance work for the London 2012 Olympics and a new Rite of Spring for the Bolshoi in 2013. Set against a new, haunting score by electronic superstar Ben Frost, FAR is the latest dynamic shock to the system from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.
Wayne McGregor cannot be defined by his stage work alone! Have you seen Radiohead's Lotus Flower? This video, choreographed by Wayne, made a huge impression earlier this year!
FAR is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, London, UK and by Peak Performances @ Montclair State (NJ) and is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. FAR is co-commissioned by Maison de la Danse, Lyon, FR; Fondazione I Teatri, Reggio Emilia, IT; Belgrade Dance Festival, Belgrade, SE; Belfast Festival, Belfast, UK; Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd, Brighton, UK; Laban Theatre, London, UK and DanceEast, Ipswich, U.K.