Company Wayne McGregor
Concept and Direction
Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the dancers
Originally danced by
Catarina Carvalho, Travis Clausen-Knight, Alvaro Dule, Michael-John Harper, Louis McMiller, Daniela Neugebauer, Anna Nowak, James Pett, Fukiko Takase, Jessica Wright
Premiere date and venue
16 November 2013, Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Originally made for the gallery space of the Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, Italy, is inspired by the brutalist and organicist architecture of the building that houses the art collection.
Scavenger was created by Wayne McGregor and his company of dancers, accompanied during the creative process by an eleventh, 'virtual performer' called 'Becoming'. A digital sculpture inserted between the material ones, it is based on software capable of transforming the stimuli from the dancers' movements into an autonomous creation, visible on a screen.
The performance is the result of a collaboration between Company Wayne McGregor and Collezione Maramotti, Max Mara, Fondazione I Teatri, the Aperto Festival.
Images by Dario Lasagni.