2Human

2Human
2003

Company
English National Ballet 

Duration
13 minutes

Concept, Direction and Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Music
J.S. Bach

Costume Design
Ursula Bombshell Carter

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Original danced by
Thomas Edur, Agnes Oaks

Premiere date and venue
8 April 2003, London

'A SHOWSTOPPER'

The Independent on Sunday

McGregor's first work for English National Ballet, 2Human was set to Bach's Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin.

2Human was a vibrant and exciting duet that illustrates McGregor's unique choreographic language. He said of the work: 'I have always had a fascination with illustrated descriptions of the human body. From Andreas Vesalius' black and white anatomical drawings in the 1540s to very contemporary 3-dimensional, digital representations of a complete male and female adult, amazingly generated for 'The Visible Human Project'. This duet is inspired by these extraordinary resources of knowledge and presents a way of redrawing this archive of information physically'.