Date(s) of Performance
10/27/11 - 10/30/11
Dancers: Catarina Carvalho, Davide Di Pretoro, Michael-John Harper, Paolo Mangiola, Daniela Neugebauer, Anna Nowak, Banjamin Ord, Fukiko Takase, Alexander Whitley, Jessica Wright
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. 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.
Theatre and Performance Studies