Wayne McGregor | Random Dance:  FAR
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance: FAR
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM  
Royce Hall
$30 - $50 ($20 UCLA Students)
Who is Wayne McGregor?


"If any artist has defined the decade - it's Wayne McGregor" 
-- The Times of London

Get to know Wayne McGregor and #goFAR

Did you know that Wayne is the brainchild behind Thom Yorke’s convulsive choreography in Radiohead’s Lotus Flower video?

Show us yourself doing your version of these sweet moves. Post a video to Instagram. Tag it #goFAR. You’ll be entered to win a grand prize of (2) top tier tickets to the performance on either date (1) $100 Gift Certificate to Palomino Restaurant and (1) One-night stay at the W Hotel Westwood.

Did you know Wayne is a bona fide science geek who regularly works with neuroscientists and cognitive scientists as inspiration for his dance works? Check out this mini documentary on his scientific approach. Can Science and Dance Work together?

Did you know Wayne can choreograph on demand? Check out his fabulous TED talk here in which a patented Wayne McGregor piece comes to life right before your eyes.

With FAR, multi-award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor takes a particular creative journey, inspired by the controversial Age of Enlightenment and by 18th-century French philosopher Diderot’s very first set of encyclopedia. The resulting choreography is bold, immediate, lush in detail, and McGregor’s link to cognitive research adds a cerebral dimension where neural-pathways inform a spectacular scenic backdrop.

Since its 2010 premiere, FAR  has picked up accolades for McGregor’s ever-insightful vision. McGregor is renowned for his physicality-testing choreography and collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science. He is the Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Resident Company at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and a Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. In January 2011, McGregor was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).

Concept, Direction & Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Music: Ben Frost
Costume Design: Moritz Junge
Set Design: rAndom International
Lighting Design: Lucy Carter


Thu, Jan 23, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Company members will lead a choreographic practice workshop. Workshop has reached full capacity.

Fri, Jan 24, immediately following the performance in Royce Hall
Post performance discussion with rehearsal director Antoine Vereccken and members of the company

Sat, Jan 25, 7:30pm Tonight in the Lounge (CAP UCLA members only)

FAR is co-produced by Sadler's Wells, London, UK and Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, Montclair, USA and is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Elastic Experimentalists With a Sense of Rhythm
During the making of “FAR,” the choreographer Wayne McGregor was surrounded by eight cameras and multiple cognitive scientists. As with previous works, Mr. McGregor invited scientists into his process and let them analyze his copious notebooks. Read more.
Wayne McGregor / Random Dance, Sadler's Wells, London
Far from heartless, but totally far-out
For a man who's regularly called a boffin and a cybergeek, it must feel good to prove you have a beating heart. Read more.
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