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Wayne McGregor Has Stepped Away from the CATS Movie

It looks like Wayne McGregor won’t be dancing at the Jellicle Ball after all. According to Deadline, the British choreographer has stepped away from the upcoming film adaptation of CATS after scheduling conflicts with The Royal Ballet arose. Though principal dancers Francesca Hayward and Steven McRae are taking brief hiatuses from performing with The Royal […]

Wayne McGregor's First Piece in ABT's Rep Won't Be a Cakewalk

Many choreographers have been defeated by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. However, one dancemaker whose stridency, rhythmic daring and sheer inventiveness could possibly match Stravinsky’s is Wayne McGregor. For his first commission from American Ballet Theatre, McGregor has taken on this earth-cracking music in AFTERITE, to premiere at ABT’s Spring Gala. Also on the May 21 […]

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 […]

Wayne McGregor and Random International's Latest Collaboration

+/- Human , a three-week series curated by Wayne McGregor, is taking over the Roundhouse. By day, it features a new installation by artist collective Random International (a previous McGregor collaborator, not to be confused with Random Dance, the former name of McGregor’s company). On Friday and Saturday nights, a new immersive dance work performed […]

Wayne McGregor's Giving Away 5000 Hours of Free Rehearsal Space

Choreographers often don’t ask for much to create their work. Their primary needs are pretty simple: Dancers Studio space Now, Wayne McGregor is helping out London’s dance community with the second of those two resources. His new multi-million dollar studio in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park just opened on Friday. And he’s pledged to […]

Wayne McGregor's New Music Video is Mesmerizing

McGregor in April 2013 Wayne McGregor is already well-known for dipping into science and technology in his choreography. And he’s no stranger to working on music videos. But his latest project brings together both in the most mesmerizing way. The Chemical Brothers’ new video for “Wide Open” (featuring vocals by Beck) gradually turns dancer Sonoya Mizuno—a former […]

10 Minutes With Wayne McGregor

His newest ballet is inspired by an unusual source—writer Virginia Woolf. McGregor’s work for The Royal will tackle one Woolf novel per act. Photo by Johan Persson, Courtesy ROH.   Though Wayne McGregor’s work is danced by classical companies all over the world, the maverick British choreographer continues to play by his own rules. For […]

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