What Wendy's Watching

What Wendy's Watching: Wayne McGregor's Genome-Inspired Autobiography

Wayne McGregor is known for his extreme partnering—limbs pushed, pulled and flung in all directions. While his choreography may seem wild and crazy, he's very thoughtful about the creative process. In our 2013 cover story, he talked about understanding your individual filters as choreographic thinking tools.

In his current work, Autobiography, he applies a scientific filter: using his own genome sequencing as a score for the choreography.

Company Wayne McGregor performing "Autobiography." Photo © Andrej Uspenski

As always, McGregor collaborates with ultra-contemporary artists. You can depend on other-worldly lighting by longterm collaborator Lucy Carter. Set design and projections are by Ben Cullen Williams, the electronic score is by producer Jlin, costumes by Aitor Throup and dramaturgy by Uzma Hameed.

At New York City's Joyce Theater from Feb 27-Mar 3 and then on to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco Mar 8–10.

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