17/04/2018 8pm
18/04/2018 8pm




Trafó Theatre Hall

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3000 HUF / Student: 2400 HUF
200% Dance Pass accepted

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Company Wayne McGregor (UK): Autobiography
An event jointly organized with Budapest Spring Festival

| dance

| | 200% DANCE

17 - 18 APR 2018.

English-friendly, TRAFÓ19

This show features stroboscopic effects.

What does it mean to write your own life-story? For twenty-five years, Wayne McGregor has been making choreography that interrogates life through the experience of the body, moving intelligently in space and time. His practice has been far-reaching and sought out collaborators from a diverse range of artistic and scientific fields to investigate the nature of embodied cognition.
Now McGregor turns his attention to the body as archive, as he embarks on a cycle of choreographic portraits illuminated by the sequencing of his own genome. The first of these studies, Autobiography, is an abstract meditation on aspects of self, life, writing, refracting both remembered pasts and speculative futures.
Palimpsesting McGregor’s choreographic imprint over personal memoir and genetic code in a continuous re-imagining, Autobiography unfolds uniquely for each and every performance. Life, writing itself anew.

Concept and Direction: Wayne McGregor
Choreography: Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Rebecca Bassett-Graham, Jordan James Bridge, Travis Clausen-Knight, Louis McMiller, Daniela Neugebauer, Jacob O’Connell, James Pett, Fukiko Takase, Po-Lin Tung, Jessica Wright
Music: Jlin
Set Design and Projection: Ben Cullen Williams
Lighting Design: Lucy Carter
Costume Design: Aitor Throup
Dramaturgy: Uzma Hameed
Rehearsal Director: Odette Hughes
Technical Director: Christopher Charles
Technical Manager: Colin Everitt
Production Electrician / Relighter: Ashley Bolitho
Lighting Programmer: Jenny Kershaw
Sound Realisation: Nick Sager
Software: Nick Rothwell
Animator: Tom Scott
Set built by: Joseph Waller Fabrications
Photographer and film: Ben Cullen Williams
Music by Jlin in partnership with Unsound.
Ongoing science partners: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute, Connecting Science – Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement, Wellcome Genome Campus Society of Ethics Research, University Medical Centre Utrecht
With thanks to A.T. Studio.
Co-produced by Studio Wayne McGregor; Sadler’s Wells, London, UK; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Edinburgh International Festival, UK; Festspielhaus St Pölten, Austria; Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsberg, Germany.
Co-commissioned by West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong; Festival Diaghilev. P.S., St Petersburg, Russia; Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal; Seattle Theatre Group, USA (music); Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.
Company Wayne McGregor is a Resident Company of Sadler’s Wells. Wayne McGregor is a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist.

Photos: Andrej Uspenski, Richard Davies

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