Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Friday, February 24, 2012 | 8:00 pm
“Mr. McGregor…is doing some of the most exciting work in ballet on the planet.” (NY Times)
“If any artist has defined the decade,” raves the London Times, “it’s Wayne McGregor.” With the company he founded almost twenty years ago, Random Dance, the garlanded choreographer has developed a signature style blending contemporary ballet and modern dance with cutting-edge technology. In the stunning new hour-long piece, FAR, exquisite high-contrast lighting and austere Ben Frost music catalyze a “blazing, mysterious” dance (The Observer(UK)). A gorgeous opening duet set to Vivaldi spins out into rigorous movements of mounting dramatic intensity. Thematically rooted in the Age of Enlightenment, FAR is a landmark work for ten athletic performers by a choreographer who always translates intellectual brilliance into persuasive movement.