Company Wayne McGregor
Concept, Direction & Choreography
Joby Talbot & Jon Hopkins
Set & Costume Design
Originally danced by
Neil Fleming Brown, Catarina Carvalho, Agnès López Rio, Paolo Mangiola, Ángel Martinez Hernandez, Anh Ngoc Nguyen, Anna Nowak, Maxime Thomas, Antoine Vereecken, Jessica Wright.
Premiere date and venue
10 April 2008, Sadler's Wells, London
'A GREAT SEXY BEAST OF A PIECE'
The Sunday Times
Award-winning Entity has thrilled audiences at sell-out shows around the world. A staggering blend of bodies, lights, technology and film, this is breathtaking trip through a soundscape created by Coldplay and Massive Attack collaborator Jon Hopkins and award-winning composer Joby Talbot (The Divine Comedy).
Created in parallel with an international research project into choreography and artificial intelligence, Entity continued Wayne McGregor's association with art and science collaborations.
The production received the 2009 South Bank Show Award for Dance, the 2009 Movimentos Dance Prize, the Audience Award at Dance Week Festival, Zagreb, and a Critics' Circle Award (Male Artist, Spotlight, Modern) for dancer Anh Ngoc Nguyen.
'THIS IS STATE OF THE ART... AWE INSPIRING'
'Wayne McGregor's choreography operates within a perfect tension... there is no other dance vocabulary like this' The Guardian
'The steps unfold with with startling clarity and breathtaking invention' The Telegraph
Co-commissioned by Het Muziektheater, (Amsterdam); Sadler's Wells, (London); Biennale de la Danse (Lyon); DanceEast (Ipswich) and Swindon Dance / Bath University ICIA / Wyvern (HST) (Swindon/Bath)
Supported by The Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design, The Estate of Sir John Drummond, The Quercus Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, University of California San Diego and PRS Foundation for new music.
Images by Ravi Deepres.