Choreographer: Wayne McGregor
Company: Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
“Entity… develops into a great sexy beast of a piece – it’s like being licked by a panther’s juicy, rasping tongue while you’re revising maths.” David Jays, The Sunday Times, UK April 20, 2008
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance is at the cutting edge of contemporary culture, incorporating animation, digital film, 3D architecture, electronic sound and virtual dancers into live choreography. With a radical approach to technology and a creative style that is fast and articulate, the company pushes the boundaries of art and dance in creations that astonish and stimulate. Entity, choreographed by the eponymous McGregor, (also resident choreographer for Britain’s Royal Ballet) is a breathtaking trip through a soundscape created by Jon Hopkins (Coldplay and Massive Attack collaborator), and award-winning composer Joby Talbot. A staggering blend of bodies, lights, technology and film, this piece is an emotionally uncompromising and hard-hitting look at how the brain conceives movement and how it might reimagine it – unveiling a volatility of choreography in which bodily components speed off in restless new directions.
Co-commissioned by: Het Muziektheater, (Amsterdam); Sadler’s Wells, (London); Biennale de la Danse (Lyon); DanceEast (Ipswich) and Swindon Dance / Bath University ICIA / Wyvern (HST) (Swindon/Bath) and supported by The Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design, The Estate of Sir John Drummond, The Quercus Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, University of California San Diego and PRSFoundation for new music.