Production Details / Press Releases
What does it mean to write the story of your own life? For 25 years Wayne McGregor has created choreographies that ask questions about life through the experience of the body. Now the well-known British choreographer turns to the body as archive in order to create a series of choreographic portraits. For his first study, “Autobiography,” McGregor had his own DNA decoded, then created a dynamic dance mosaic accompanied by the sounds of the electro-musician Jlin: an abstract mediation for ten dancers on aspects of the self, life and writing algorithmically assembled in a unique order for every performance.
The internationally renowned British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor (*1970) has been the recipient of numerous prizes. He is famous for his pioneering in- novations, which have rede ned modern dance. Driven by an insatiable interest in movement and its creative potential, his experiments have led him to collaborative dialogues with a wide variety of artistic forms, scientific disciplines and technical inventions. In 1992 McGregor founded his own company, Random Dance; he has been resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet in London since 2006. McGregor has also been commissioned to make works for the world’s leading ballet companies, and he is a sought-after choreographer for the theatre, opera, cinema, music videos and fashion shows.
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TFB Nr. 1215
Cast & Credits
Concept, Artistic Direction, Choreography: Wayne McGregor
With: Rebecca Bassett-Graham, Jordan James Bridge, Travis Clausen-Knight, Louis McMiller, Daniela Neugebauer, Jacob O’Connell, James Pett, Fukiko Takase, Po-Lin Tung, Jessica Wright
Stage Design & Projection: Ben Cullen Williams
Lighting Design: Lucy Carter
Costume Design: Aitor Throup
Dramaturgy: Uzma Hameed
Production: Company Wayne McGregor
Co-Production: Studio Wayne McGregor, Sadler’s Wells London, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Edinburgh International Festival, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg
Co-Commissioned by: West Kowloon Cultural District Hong Kong, Festival Diaghilev. P.S. St. Petersburg, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimarães, Seattle Theatre Group (music), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance London
Musik by Jlin in partnership with Unsound.
Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Tickets: +49 (o)30 254 89 100
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)