Collaborators

Tacita Dean

Visual Artist

Visual artist Tacita Dean collaborated with Wayne McGregor and The Royal Ballet in designing the set and costumes forThe Dante Project.

Ravi Deepres

Artist

Ravi Deepres is an award-winning artist renowned internationally for his film, photographic and digital media work. Deepres works extensively with contemporary dance companies and has collaborated with Wayne McGregor since the late 90s', producing photography and film for many of McGregor's works and projects including Sulphur 16QualiaGenusEntityAtomosThe BRIT Awards 2016: Opening Sequence and AfteRiteIn 2017, Deepres was director and cinematographer, alongside providing animation design, for the film of Atomos.

Olafur Eliasson

Artist

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is known for sculptures and large-scale installation art works which employ elemental materials. His most famous works include 'The New York City Waterfalls' and 'The Weather Project' at London's Tate Modern. Eliasson created the visual concept for Wayne McGregor's Tree of Codes in 2015, and dancers from Company Wayne McGregor have performed with Eliasson's Ice Watch installation in Paris (2015) and London (2018), a participatory art piece which raises awareness of climate change by providing a direct and tangible experience of the reality of melting arctic ice.

John Gerrard

Artist

John Gerrard's virtual landscape of the Djibouti desert set alight during a US army exercise provided the backdrop to Wayne McGregor's Live Fire Exercise, choreographed on The Royal Ballet in 2011.

Lorna Heavey

Artist

Renowned artist Lorna Heaveyprovided the set and costume designs for The Royal Opera's SUM, premiered in 2012. Directed by Wayne McGregor with music and libretto by Max Richter, SUM is a chamber opera exploring a possible journey after death populated by computers, suburban anterooms and mind-stretching scenarios.

Idris Khan

Artist

London-based artist Idris Kahn created the set design for Wayne McGregor's Kairos, premiered by Ballett Zürich in 2014.

Catherine Maximoff

Director

Catherine Maximoffis a writer and film director who first collaborated with Wayne McGregor on the screenplay for McGregor's dance film chrysalis in 2002. In 2010, Maximoff directed three films about McGregor: Wayne McGregor: Going Somewhere (a creative documentary on McGregor, his works and creative processes) alongside Wayne McGregor: A Moment in Time and Wayne McGregor: A Thought in Movement, two dance films incorporating excerpts from QualiaEntity,Dyad 1909and Limen.

Haroon Mirza

Visual Artist

Winner of the Silver Lion at the 2011 Venice Biennale, British artist Haroon Mirza first collaborated with Wayne McGregor in 2015 on the scenography and design for Alea Sands. Mirza has since worked with McGregor on two site-specific performances: Into boundless space I leap in 2016 and an 'In Residence' performance by Company Wayne McGregor at the Haroon Mirza Exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection in 2017. Mirza's artwork 'Light Work xxv' is currently installed and on view at Studio Wayne McGregor in London, on loan from the Lisson Gallery.

​Tatsuo Miyajima

Artist

Japanese sculptor and installation artist Tatsuo Miyajima designed the set and created the video designs for Limen, choreographed by Wayne McGregor for The Royal Ballet in 2009. Miyajima's artworks have also been exhibited at Studio Wayne McGregor in London, including 'Life (les corps sans organes) No. 18' and 'Life (rhizome) No. 16'.

Audrey Niffenegger

Author and Visual Artist

American writer, artist and academic Audrey Niffenegger collaborated with Wayne McGregor on Raven Girl, an adaptation of Niffenegger's illustrated novella of the same name, choreographed for The Royal Ballet in 2013.

Michel Ocelot

Artist and Director

Michel Ocelot is a French writer, character designer, storyboard artist and director of animated films and television programmes. Ocelet is best known for his 1998 debut animated feature film 'Kirikou and the Sorceress', which was adapted by Wayne McGregor in 2007 into a musical, titled Kirikou et Karaba.

Julian Opie

Visual Artist

British visual artist Julian Opie first worked with Wayne McGregor in 2008, exhibiting work as part of the Deloitte Ignite festival at the Royal Opera House, curated by McGregor. In the same year, Opie designed the set for McGregor's Infra, choreographed on The Royal Ballet.

Rashid Rana

Artist and Photographer

Widely considered to be the leading Pakistani artist of his generation, Rashid Rana works in the mediums of photography, sculpture and digital printmaking to transpose imagery from one time and place to another through manipulation, repetition and rearrangement. Rana's artwork and designs feature in Wayne McGregor's 2016 work Multiverse, including 'Notions of Narration II' which is currently installed and on view at Studio Wayne McGregor in London.

Conrad Shawcross

Artist

Conrad Shawcross is a British artist, specializing in mechanical sculptures based on philosophical and scientific ideas. Shawcross provided the centrepiece for Wayne McGregor and Kim Brandstrup's co-choreographed work Machina, created on The Royal Ballet in response to the National Gallery's 'Metamorphosis: Titian 2012' exhibition. In 2013, Shawcross exhibited 'Timepiece', an installation at London's Roundhouse which inspired McGregor to choreograph Azimuth, a dance intervention with the installation performed by Company Wayne McGregor in the former Victorian engine room.

Aitor Throup

Artist and Designer

Aitor Throup is an artist, designer and executive creative director of G-Star RAW, renowned for his work exploring the human anatomy through rich conceptual narratives. Throup designed the costumes for Company Wayne McGregor's Autobiography, which premiered at Sadler's Wells in October 2017.

Edmund de Waal

Artist

Edmund de Waal is a contemporary British artist and author, known for large-scale installations of porcelain vessels often created in response to collections and archives or the history of a particular place. Wayne McGregor collaborated with Waal on the set design for Yugen, created on The Royal Ballet in 2018 as part of a mixed programme celebrating the centenary of composer Leonard Bernstein. 

Mark Wallinger

Artist

Inspired by American sculptor Richard Serra's 'Compilation of Verbs' and the human motion studies of photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge, Turner Prize winning British artist Mark Wallinger designed the visual concepts for Company Wayne McGregor's UNDANCE in 2011.

Jane and Louise Wilson

Artists

Twin sisters Jane and Louise Wilson have worked together throughout their career. Former Turner Prize nominees, their work ranges from large multi-screen video installations and photography to sculpture. The Wilson sisters first worked with Wayne McGregor when they exhibited work as part of the Deloitte Ignite Festival in 2008, curated by McGregor for the Royal Opera House, and in 2009, they designed the visual concept and artwork for Company Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1909.

Murtaza Ali