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Wayne McGregor to Launch a New Arts Space in 2016

In the summer of 2012, droves of people flocked to London for the Olympics. But what becomes of an international sports playground once all the medals have been awarded? M any of the facilities in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have been repurposed for public use —like an outdoor park, an acquatic center, tennis courts […]

Wayne McGregor

Bold, fierce, and fresh, the choreographer challenges dancers and audiences alike. From left: Sofiane Sylve, Frances Chung, Koto Ishihara, Maria Kochetkova, and Elizabeth Powell of San Francisco Ballet in Borderlands, with lighting by Lucy Carter. Photo by Erik Tomasson, Courtesy SFB.   It’s the day after Wayne McGregor’s Borderlands for San Francisco Ballet premiered in […]

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

  Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Sadler’s Wells, London, England November 17–20, 2010 Reviewed by Donald Hutera   Wayne McGregor’s latest work for Random Dance comes swathed in the details of his continuing research with neuro-scientists into cognition and creativity. FAR derives even more direct inspiration from 18th-century investigations into the mind and body. (The […]

Wayne McGregor: Fastest Mind/body in the West

In my “Shoptalk” with Wayne last night at Peak Performances@Montclair, he raced through telling us about some of his science experiments. They went beyond my (very rudimentary) knowledge, but what I got was that it is a way to understand creative process, cognitive process, and collaborative process and how they affect each other. He comes […]

Glaring White Lights: Pite and McGregor

If you are in New York City, don’t miss Thomas Adès: Concentric Paths—Movements in Music, the last production of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival. The four choreographers involved are top-flight: Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite and Alexander Whitley. Crystal Pite’s Polaris. Photos by Andrew Lang. The most earth-shaking piece in this bunch is bound to […]

A small group of Black dancers, all shirtless and wearing calf-length skirts that fade from white to deep red, cluster together. They face inward, carefully cradling necks or backs with arms and hands, a moment of care in the midst of motion. The backdrop gives the impression of trees in silhouette.

8 Performances We’ve Got Our Eyes on This Month

Queer histories and futures, science fiction and fantasy, techniques and storytelling devices rooted in Black and African culture, and more—our performance picks this month run the gamut. Here’s what we’re looking forward to most.