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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Saturday, May 3, 2014

Contemporary Dance

Helmed by multi award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor, Random Dance brings their multimedia work FAR, with score by Ben Frost and jaw-dropping visuals, including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights.

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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Wayne McGregor, Artistic Director
Choreography by Wayne McGregor
"He's doing some of the most exciting work in ballet on the planet."
--The New York Times
"Impressive… There is much to marvel at."
--The New York Times
Founded in 1992, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance became the instrument upon which the award-winning McGregor evolved his drastically fast and articulate choreographic style. The company reflects his innovative approach to new technology and incorporating animation, digital film, 3D architecture, electronic sound, and virtual dancers into the live choreography. McGregor's work was last seen at the Kennedy Center on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2014 when they danced Chroma, the 2006 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.
Inspired by the controversial Age of Enlightenment, FAR mines an era that first placed "a body in question." Ten incredible dancers confront the distortions, sensuality, and feeling of the 18th century's searing contemporary sensibility to a new, haunting score by critically acclaimed composer Ben Frost. Set against a jaw-dropping computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights, the choreography is both physical and immediate, yet intensely cerebral.

Note: This performance contains live flame effects and haze.

Performance Timing: One hour, with no intermission.

Explore the Arts: On May 1, join a free post-performance discussion with a moderator, Artistic Director Wayne McGregor, and members of the company.

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