Wayne McGregor: Random Dance Project

Teatro Municipale Valli and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy

The Wayne McGregor | Random Dance project, part of the 2013 calendar of the Aperto 2013 festival, sees Fondazione I Teatri alongside Collezione Maramotti and Max Marafor the world première of the site-specific performance Scavenger together with the Italian première of Atomos.

Wayne McGregor has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 20 years.  The choreographer has made a name for himself internationally also thanks to his study of the relationship between dance and technology, collaborating not only with multidisciplinary artists but also with neuroscientists and mathematicians.

The end result of Scavenger derives from the combination of the dancers’ creativity, the choral vision of Wayne McGregor, and a third, innovative element: “becoming”, an “eleventh virtual performer”, a “digital” sculpture inserted between the material sculptures based on software capable of transforming the stimuli from the dancers’ movements into an autonomous creation, visible on a screen and for the first time presented live as an integral part of McGregor’s performance.

Atomos (from the Greek for indivisible), in its Italian première at the Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, is the newest work by Wayne McGregor. The idea is to start from the indivisible unit of a choreography, which then grows in the same way a living structure, such as a building, grows. The end result can only be a conjecture, because with McGregor everything is always in flux. 

Wayne McGregor, director and choreographer, was born in Stockport, England, in 1970. He studied dance at Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds and at the José Limon School in New York. He is the founder and artistic director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, resident company at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, for whom he has choreographed over thirty performances, among the most noteworthy being The Millennarium, Sulphur 16, Aeon, Nemesis, AtaXia, Ossein, Amu, Entity, Dyad 1909, Far and Undance. He is resident choreographer of the Royal Ballet. In January 2011 he was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to dance.


Fri 15 Nov 2013 | 8:30pm
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Italian première
Teatro Municipale Valli
Piazza Martiri del 7 luglio
Reggio Emilia, Italy
+39 0522 458854

Sat 16 and Sun 17 Nov 2013 | 4pm and 7pm
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Site-specific performance
World première
Collezione Maramotti
Via Fratelli Cervi 66
Reggio Emilia, Italy
+39 0522 382484

  • Artists:
    Wayne McGregor
  • Web:
    The Wayne McGregor | Random Dance project
  • Photo credits:
    1. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Atomos, 2013, Photo Courtesy of Rick Guest with Olivia Pomp; 2. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, rAndom International: Rain Room, Barbican Centre, London, 2012, Photo Courtesy of Sidd Khajuria; 3. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Far, 2010, Photo Courtesy of Ravi Deepres; 4. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Atomos, Sadler’s Wells, London, 2013, Photo Courtesy of Ravi Deepres; 5. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Atomos, 2013, Photo Courtesy of Rick Guest with Olivia Pomp.

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