“A terrific work… a great sexy beast of a piece – it's like being licked by a panther's juicy, rasping tongue while you're revising maths.” —The Sunday Times “There is no other dance vocabulary like this… its riches of invention will hold you riveted." — The Guardian “Wayne McGregor is doing some of the most exciting work in ballet on the planet." — The New York Times
Set to a torrent of sound by Massive Attack and Coldplay collaborator Jon Hopkins and composer Joby Talbot (The Divine Comedy, White Stripes), Wayne McGregor's ENTITY is a work of exacting and sensual movement for nine dancers, framed by multiple moving screens. Ongoing collaborations with research scientists in neurology and psychology informed the creation of this stunning performance, which interrogates the relation of the working mind and the dancing body.With its fierce kinetic intelligence, large-scale video projections, and propulsive music, ENTITY further establishes Wayne McGregor | Random Dance at the forefront of contemporary dance. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance will be performing ENTITY at the end of a two-week residency at EMPAC, during which they will investigate tools, ideas, and visual design concepts for their current work-in-progress, the sequel to ENTITY. Panel discussions and talks by leading collaborators, research partners, and Artistic Director Wayne McGregor will take place throughout the residency period. ENTITY features set design by Patrick Burnier with film/video by Ravi Deepres, and lighting by Lucy Carter.
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ENTITY: Concept, Direction & Choreography: Wayne McGregor. Music: Joby Talbot & Jon Hopkins. Set & Costume Design: Patrick Burnier. Lighting Design: Lucy Carter. Video Design: Ravi Deepres Co-commissioned by: Het Muziektheater, (Amsterdam); Sadler's Wells, (London); Biennale de la Danse (Lyon); DanceEast (Ipswich) and Swindon Dance / Bath University ICIA / Wyvern (HST) (Swindon/Bath) and supported by The Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design, The Estate of Sir John Drummond, The Quercus Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, University of California San Diego and PRSFoundation for new music.