BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS OBSIDIAN TEAR Boston Ballet’s 2017–2018 season opens with Obsidian Tear, featuring the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Obsidian Tear, a co-production with The Royal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The "resident brainbox of British dance" tells David Jays about how he got a lab to sequence his entire genome ("three billion bits of information," McGregor says excitedly, "60 volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica"), created a series of "choreographic events," and uses a software algorithm based on his DNA to sequence those "events" differently for […]
Where are Hull and Wigan? When did Rooney debut? And who beat big odds? Conor McGregor will make his professional boxing debut on Saturday night. Which film was top of the UK charts when Floyd Mayweather made his pro debut? Dumb andShow More Summary
“Anything can happen on that night,” McCullough says Most boxing fans believe Conor McGregor has no chance to conquer the undefeated Floyd Mayweather in their Aug. 26 mega-fight. But Wayne McCullough isn't one of those fans. McCullough,...Show More Summary
One of the most prolific and important artists working today, the internationally celebrated choreographer and director Wayne McGregor curates a major new series at the Roundhouse. The work, +/- Human will run for 3 weeks from 10 toShow More Summary
"The choreographer has long believed in 'colliding different sorts of intelligence in one place'. Increasingly, academic research suggests that creative imagination is impossible without collaboration: such findings are being embraced...Show More Summary
"'It's easy to talk about the issues facing the dance sector, but I thought we had to do something,' McGregor says, citing the cost ("around £2,000 per week," or over $2,500) of renting a studio in London. As part of [his] FreeSpace [program], 5,000 hours of studio time will be gifted to 25 artists over […]
The just-opened Studio Wayne McGregor (yes, the choreographer) in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will make the free space available to dance artists at all career stages. But there's a catch - a good one...
The Joffrey Ballet's first program of 2017 is called "Game Changers," highlighting three of ballet's most in-vogue choreographers: Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor and Justin Peck. Each has an affiliation with the Royal Ballet or New York City Ballet or both, is producing work at a fairly rapid...
Woolf Works, Wayne McGregor’s triptych inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf, is back at the Royal Opera House this season. Last month we ranked two of... The post Woolf Works: A Photo Gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
The Royal Ballet is celebrating Wayne McGregor’s ten year anniversary as Resident Choreographer, with the 2016-2017 season featuring two all-McGregor evenings. Earlier in the... The post McGregor’s Six Best Works for the Royal Ballet appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
“Atomos” Company Wayne McGregor Kay Theatre at The Clarice University of Maryland College Park, Maryland January 28, 2017 by George Jackson © 2017 by George Jackson As the resident choreographer of Britain’s Royal Ballet and as a professor...Show More Summary
“His movement style, born of his fascination with extreme physicality and hyperarticulation, has redefined the look of today’s dancers and virtually turned their bodies inside out. … Sometimes it looks as if he’s putting his dancers through a very painful wringer. No way, he counters. ‘These dancers are not stupid – they won’t do whatever […]
As part of his past Clueless Gamer segment, Conan O’Brien has tried his hand at skateboarding with Lil Wayne and stepped into the octagon with Conor McGregor. This time, O’Brien has upped the ante by inviting Wiz Khalifa along – while also deciding to partake in a smoker’s ritual that the aforementioned rapper has become […]
Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Wayne McGregor, and Liam Scarlett. “All five men are wonderfully accomplished choreographers. … But are companies oversaturating the market with these [brand names], and making ballet too safe?”
In June, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performed over a dozen works at Lincoln Center. Now four of those performances—“Chroma” by Wayne McGregor; artistic director Robert Battle’s “Takademe”; “Grace” by Ronald K. Brown; and Alvin Ailey benchmark “Revelations”—can be relived in theaters Oct. Show More Summary
Alastair Marriott - Connectome - Royal Ballet, 2014 - photo Bill Cooper Wayne McGregor, Audrey Niffenegger, Gabriel Yared Raven Girl, Alastair Marriott, Arvo Part Connectome; Edward Watson, Sarah Lamb, Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae,...Show More Summary
“Tree of Codes” Company Wayne McGregor and Paris Opera Ballet Park Avenue Armory New York, NY September 15, 2015 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams The opening scenes of light-speckled people moving on a pitch black...Show More Summary
Jamie xx joined Wayne McGregor and Olafur Eliasson on adapting a ballet rendition of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes, which opened its world tour this week in New York and is running at the Park Avenue Armory through September 21st.
"Tree of Codes," the current modern dance production at the Park Avenue Armory, brings together the efforts of three major names from three different disciplines: Wayne McGregor, the award-winning British choreographer; Danish-Icelandic visual artist and light wizard Olafur Eliasson; and electronic music producer Jamie xx, one third of the band the xx.