Autobiography Edits

Autobiography Edits
2017

Company 
Company Wayne McGregor with Jlin

Concept and Direction
Wayne McGregor

Choreography 
Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with the dancers

Music
Jlin

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter (for Autobiography)

Costume Design
Aitor Throup (for Autobiography)

Dramaturgy
Uzma Hameed (for Autobiography)

Originally performed by
Rebecca Bassett-Graham, Jordan James Bridge, Travis Clausen-Knight, Louis McMiller, Daniela Neugebauer, Jacob O'Connell, James Pett, Fukiko Takase, Po-Lin Tung, Jessica Wright (Company Wayne McGregor) and Jlin

Premiere date and venue
27 October 2017, Luminato Festival, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada 

'THE FESTIVAL'S CROWNING MOMENT'

Resident Advisor on Unsound Krakow 2018

Autobiography Edits is a compact and stripped back version of Autobiography, performed by dancers from Wayne McGregor with a live score by Jlin on stage. Performed without a set, Autobiography Edits underlines Unsound's role in bringing Jlin and Wayne McGregor together.

In 2018, McGregor and Jlin were awarded the biennial Gross Family Prize for their collaboration on Autobiography, an award which celebrates a choreographer and composer's 'risk-taking, vision, originality and technical mastery'.


'NO TWO MOVES THE SAME; CHOREOGRAPHER, DANCERS AND MUSICIAN ALIKE ASSERTING THEMSELVES IN DIFFERENT GESTICULATIONS.
A PARKOUR OF THE LIFE-WORKS AND A RADICAL ILLUSTRATION OF THE IMPLICIT FREEDOM OF HUMAN EXPRESSION'

Exclaim on Unsound Toronto 2017

Hailed by Rolling Stone as 'America’s most acclaimed new electronic composer', Jlin created the music for Autobiography in collaboration with McGregor, the first time she has scored for dance. Now released as an album to critical acclaim, 'Autobiography' 'confirms Jlin's status as a visionary artist' (All Music).

The album, released through Planet Mu, is now available to buy on CD, vinyl and digital platforms including Apple Music. 'The Abyss of Doubt' music video of the first track released from 'Autobiography' features the dancers from Company Wayne McGregor performing during the premiere run of Autobiography at Sadler's Wells, London.

Vogue Polska produced a short video on Unsound Krakow 2018 at which Autobiography Edits was called 'the crowning moment of the festival'.

'AUTOBIOGRAPHY EDITS CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS ADDERALL BALLET MEETS HEALTH GOTH GYM...JLIN'S FRANTIC POST-FOOTWORK BEATS SYNC TO THE RAPID, SOMETIMES SLICK, SOMETIMES JARRINGLY CASUAL MOVEMENT OF THE DANCERS SO EERILY THAT THE CYBORG ART AGE FEELS IMMINENT'

Now Toronto on Unsound Toronto 2017


Images: Ravi Deepres and Alicia Clarke

The Abyss of Doubt', taken from “Jlin - Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography)" released by Planet Mu. 

Music composed by Jerrilynn Patton, published by copyright control. Video directed by Ben Cullen Williams. Edited by Ben Cullen Williams on behalf of Studio Wayne McGregor. Choreography by Wayne McGregor. Performed by Company Wayne McGregor. Filmed by Ravi Deepres and Luke Unsworth. Lighting Design by Lucy Carter. Projection Design by Ben Cullen Williams. Costume Design by Aitor Throup.

Unsound Krakow 2018, Vogue.pl