Company Wayne McGregor
Originally danced by
Catarina Carvalho, Davide Di Pretoro, Michael-John Harper, Paolo Mangiola, Daniela Neugebauer, Anna Nowak, Benjamin Ord, Fukiko Takase, Alexander Whitley, Jessica Wright
Premiere date and venue
1 December 2011, Sadler's Wells, London
'BEGUILINGLY SIMPLE, PELLUCID'
New York Times
UNDANCE was a collaboration between Wayne McGregor, composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, and visual artist Mark Wallinger - three artists at the forefront of British culture.
With a visual world created by Turner Prize-winning Wallinger, UNDANCE was performed by the 10 dancers of Company Wayne McGregor and set to Turnage's original score. Inspiration came from American sculptor Richard Serra's and the work of photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge.
'AT ONCE VIVIDLY PRESENT AND REVERBERATING ON THE RETINA AND IN OUR CONSCIOUSNESS'
The premiere in 2011 also featured a new staging of Turnage's emotional chamber opera . Immersed in a 3D projected backdrop, mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly was directed by McGregor in the role of a woman jailed for killing her abusive husband. Both works featured a live orchestra conducted by Tim Murray.
Images by Ravi Deepres. Films by The Apiary - Lily Coates & Gavin Youngs.