WAYNE MCGREGOR / RANDOM DANCE ENTITY (UK)26/01/2011 - 30/01/2011
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance’s production of Entity thrilled Sadler’s Wells audiences at its world premiere in 2008. It now arrives in Sydney after sell-out shows at the Venice and Lyon Biennales and wide critical acclaim.
Performed against a pounding soundscape by Coldplay and Massive Attack collaborator, Jon Hopkins and award-winning composer Joby Talbot (The Divine Comedy), Entity is a staggering blend of bodies, lights, technology and film, which confirms McGregor’s place at the cutting edge of contemporary culture. Technically astonishing, emotionally uncompromising and hard-hitting, McGregor’s work defies categorisation.
A prolific dance maker, in the past year Wayne McGregor has created new work for The Royal Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theatre and the Australian Ballet. He has directed opera at La Scala, Milan and produced headlining sets for The Big Chill festival. Wayne McGregor is the government’s first Youth Dance Champion.
“A great sexy beast of a piece.” The Sunday Times Culture
“There is no other dance vocabulary like this.” ****The Guardian
“McGregor…is doing some of the most exciting work in ballet on the planet” The New York Times
26-30 January 2011
Presented by the Sydney Festival by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia