Company Wayne McGregor | Feb 27, 2019 | Wed 7:30pm | Touhill Performing Arts Center
ST. LOUIS PREMIERE
Direct from London, multi-award-winning British choreographer, director and Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor debuts his new work—a hypnotizing piece inspired by his DNA and performed by his company.
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.
Wayne McGregor’s artistic collaborators include composer and producer Jlin (music), designer Ben Cullen Williams (set design and projection), lighting designer Lucy Carter (lighting design), artist and designer Aitor Throup (costume design) and writer and director Uzma Hameed (dramaturgy).
Tickets are $69, $55, $45, $35, and currently on sale through the Box Office at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
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