• No One is an Island

    25.11.2020

    Random International and BMW i present: “No One is an Island”. 

    Digital world premiere of an installation of Random International in collaboration with Studio Wayne McGregor conflating artificial intelligence with the human capacity to empathise. 

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    No One is an Island

    25.11.2020

    Presented by Superblue and BMW i, the art group Random International together with choreographer Wayne McGregor and his company collaborate for the online world premiere of  “No One is an Island”. Watch here

    Random International, Studio Wayne McGregor, Superblue and BMW i share a passion for pushing boundaries and exploring new territories. All are moved by similar questions about how future generations will interact with automated and digitised processes and environments whilst embracing reduction and sustainability. For this purpose, they are collaborating on a special project: “No One is an Island”.

  • The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage

    16.10.2020

    The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage is available online until 8 November 2020

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    The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage

    16.10.2020

    You can buy access and watch via ROH Stream here until 8 November 2020.
    Image: Woolf Works: The Royal Ballet, 2015, photo Tristram Kenton.

  • Woolf Works

    25.06.2020

    Woolf Works is available online from 26 June 2020, 7pm BST until 10 July 2020.

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    Woolf Works

    25.06.2020

    Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works is part of the Royal Opera House's OurHouseToYourHouse series.

    Watch on YouTube or Facebook from 26 June 2020, 7pm BST until 10 July 2020.

  • CHROMA

    01.06.2020

    Chroma is available online from 4 June 2020, 8pm (ET) until 11 June 2020.

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    CHROMA

    01.06.2020

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Chroma - from their 2015 performance at Lincoln Center.

    Watch on Ailey All Access from 4 June 2020, 8pm (ET) until 11 June 2020.

    Image: Paul Kolnik

  • TORUS

    15.05.2020

    Torus is available to watch online.

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    TORUS

    15.05.2020

    Originally, you were clay. From being mineral, you became vegetable. From vegetable, you became animal, and from animal, man...... And you have to go through a hundred different worlds yet. (Rumi)

    Our collaborative film, Torus, with SHOWStudio + Fredrik Tjærandsen is now available to watch below.

    Direction: Nick Knight
    Fashion and Styling: Fredrik Tjærandsen
    Choreography: Wayne McGregor
    Performance: Company Wayne McGregor
    Joshua Barwick, Izzac Carroll, Jordan Bridge, Jacob O'Connell, Kyle White, Chien-Shun Liao, Sharia Johnson, Rebecca Bassett-Graham, Eileih Muir, Camille Bracher and Ethan Jacobs
    Hair: Alfie Sackett
    Make-up: Laura Dominique
    Nails: Adam Slee
    Film Edit: Raquel Couceiro
    Film Camera: Britt Lloyd, Raquel Couceiro
    Title Design: Zachary Mayne
    Music: Roly Porter
    DIT: David Palmer
    Production: Liberte Productions
    First Camera Assistant: Phil Martin
    Photographic Assistance: Thomas Alexander, Megan Jordan, Gabor Herczegfalvi, Josh Tarn

    Explore the concept behind Torus, and watch the full live-stream of the shoot with dancers from Company Wayne McGregor below.


    Live Shoot Day 1

    Live Shoot Day 2



  • The Encounter online - Complicité

    14.05.2020

    We are delighted to be partnering with Complicité to broadcast The Encounter online. Available from 15 May 7pm BST to 25 May 2020

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    The Encounter online - Complicité

    14.05.2020

    The Encounter tells the story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who, in 1969, became lost in a remote part of the Brazilian rainforest while searching for the Mayoruna people. His encounter was to test his perception of the world, bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

    Threading scenes of his own life with details of McIntyre’s journey, Simon McBurney incorporates objects and sound effects into this solo performance to evoke the depths of the Amazon rainforest. The show’s ground-breaking binaural sound design (3D audio) by Olivier Award winner, Gareth Fry, is transmitted to the audience through headphones and plugs into the power of the imagination, questioning our perceptions of time and our own consciousness. 

    “We are, as a consequence of this pandemic, bodily cut off from one another. Disconnected. Isolated. But perhaps this sense of our separation one from another, is simply a heightening of what we felt before this all began. We are thinking now, not only about how long this will last, but also what happens on the other side. To reconnect we need, perhaps, to learn to listen more closely. To each other. To our communities. To other cultures. To nature itself. The Encounter is at its heart a story about ‘listening’, not 'hearing' but listening; to other, older narratives which, at the deepest level, form who we are, and if we do, we can imagine how we can 'begin' again.” 
    Simon McBurney – Complicité Artistic Director

    Audiences must wear headphones to watch The Encounter online, or the effect of the binaural recording will be lost. Any headphones will work, but playing the film out of speakers will not give the same effect. Age guidance: 12+

    Image: Chloe Courtney

    The Encounter
    Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu
    Directed and performed Simon McBurney
    Co-Director Kirsty Housley
    Associate Director Jemima James
    Design Michael Levine
    Sound Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin
    Lighting Paul Anderson
    Projection Will Duke

    The Encounter is a Complicité co-production with the Barbican, London, Edinburgh International Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, Schaubühne, Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre.

    The Encounter online is supported by The Space


  • Studio Wayne McGregor YouTube Channel

    27.04.2020

    Our YouTube channel offers a rare insight into Studio Wayne McGregor's work

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    Studio Wayne McGregor YouTube Channel

    27.04.2020

    Holding on? Unpause for short moments of your day with a blast of creativity, physicality and ideas. 

    OurYouTube Channel offers varied adrenalin bullets directly from Wayne's dance making process and projects.

    Image: Ravi Deepres

  • Studio Wayne McGregor Google Street View

    23.04.2020

    Transport yourself into Studio Wayne McGregor now

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    Studio Wayne McGregor Google Street View

    23.04.2020

    As all of our personal interactions are increasingly enabled by the buzzing of zeros and ones, how will this change our use of physical space and human exchange post lockdown?

    If you are searching for spaces in which to run, jump and fly, let us use those zero and ones, for now, to explore the secret volumes of Studio Wayne McGregor withGoogle street view. Find the Obsidian sphere, the Airstream, and the mirror to the sky or simply - stand in 360 - surrounded by the voids - waiting for the stories you have inside you to be told.


    Our dynamic studios and open spaces are available for hire.
    Visit our Space Hire page for more information.

    Image: Gilbert McCarragher

  • Studio Wayne McGregor on Google Arts & Culture

    21.04.2020

    Explore the Studio Wayne McGregor Google Arts and Culture page

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    Studio Wayne McGregor on Google Arts & Culture

    21.04.2020

    Being totally present in our bodies and practising positive mental feedback loops, helps to ground us in this time of flux and uncertainty. Changing our visual context, enlivens all of our physical sensations and creative stimulation fuels our imagination and keeps our inspiration bright. 

    Deep dive into over 1000+ archive images of Studio Wayne McGregor on our Google Arts & Culture page and find your ideal gravity and grace.

    Image: Ravi Deepres

  • Winged Bull in the Elephant Case

    17.04.2020

    Winged Bull in the Elephant Case is now available to watch on demand until 9 June 2020

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    Winged Bull in the Elephant Case

    17.04.2020

    Photographer Robin Friend and choreographer Wayne McGregor direct Winged Bull in the Elephant Case, an immersive performance for the screen filmed at London's National Gallery and underground in a Welsh slate mine. The programme features choreography by Wayne McGregor, Charlotte Edmonds, Botis Seva and Bonetics, performed by Company Wayne McGregor, Alessandra Ferri, Bonetics and Far From The Norm.

    As the Second World War broke out and bombs menaced London, the National Gallery’s art collection was evacuated to Snowdonia, buried for safe-keeping deep in the Manod slate mines. Winged Bull in the Elephant Case dramatises the journey of a lost painting that takes human form, as it strives, with help from its friends, to get back to the National Gallery. Combining extraordinary dance forms, and filmed underground and in the National Gallery, this immersive performance for the screen questions how far we should go to preserve our cultural heritage in the face of violence and aggression.

    Watch now on BBC iPlayer

    Image: Todd MacDonald

  • Wayne is cast away on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

    15.04.2020

    Episode and Podcast available now

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    Wayne is cast away on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

    15.04.2020

    Wayne McGregor chooses tracks of his favourite music as he discusses his life and career on BBC Radio 4's flagship programme Desert Island Discs. Wayne covers a range of topics including dance and education, mentoring and Strictly Come Dancing.

    ‘Dance is as important [as maths and English]. There are brilliant things that dance has to offer education generally - physical education yes, but also mental and creative innovation.’

    'The great thing about the art world, and again dance, is that it’s about renewal, it’s about new provocations, it’s about people of today finding their own way. And I think that’s an important part of why I mentor...I get so much back, I learn a lot.'

    'I do watch Strictly and I think it’s amazing because what you see there are people who don’t normally dance…It’s never too late to dance.’

    Listen to the episode now and download the podcast from the BBC Desert Island Discs website.

    Image: Ravi Deepres

  • PORTRAIT WAYNE MCGREGOR

    09.04.2020

    PORTRAIT WAYNE MECGREGOR is available on demand from 10 April 2020, 12.00 pm until 24 April 2020, 11.59 am (CEST).

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    PORTRAIT WAYNE MCGREGOR

    09.04.2020

    Bayerisches Staatsballet

    Idris Khan, Max Richter, Kaija Saariaho, Lucy Carter, Moritz Junge, Joel Cadbury, Paul Stoney, Catherine Smith and Wayne McGregor collaborate in a programme of work performed by Bayerisches Staatsballet.

    Kairos, featuring a magical set design by renowned visual artist Idris Khan and score by the incomparable Max Richter - his reimagination of The Four Seasons by Vivaldi; Sunyata based on six poems by Persian Sufi mystic Rumi with music by Finnish superstar composer Kaija Saariaho and Borderlands, a fiercely driven work inspired by the colour theory of Josef Albers and originally created for San Francisco Ballet. All three works are lit by long-time collaborator Lucy Carter and costumed by Moritz Junge. 

    Interesting fact – McGregor has designed many of his own ballets worldwide and this programme features two of his most elegant designs: Borderlands, with Lucy Carter and Sunyata with Catherine Smith.

    Watch on STAATSOPER.TV

    Image: Wilfried Hösl

  • Acis and Galatea

    08.04.2020

    Acis and Galatea is available on demand from 3 April 2020, 7pm BST until 3 May 2020.

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    Acis and Galatea

    08.04.2020

    The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet

    A moment of escapism. A chance to be transported. Pause. Breath.

    Directed by Wayne McGregor, Handel's Acis and Galatea is part of the Royal Opera House's OurHouseToYourHouse series.

    Watch now on YouTube

  • Atomos Film

    06.04.2020

    Atomos is now available to watch on demand.

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    Atomos Film

    06.04.2020

    In Atomos, bodies, movement, film, sound and light are atomised into miniature shards of intense sensation. Collaborating with an ‘intelligent software agent’, Becoming (developed in partnership with digital artists Marc Downie and Nick Rothwell) individual frames from the seminal movie Blade Runner were hijacked to create new physical responses in a 3d world. McGregor and the incredible dancers of his Company entered these unfamiliar landscapes and with their own biometric data driving improvisation and structured tasks, began to create a language of alien beauty………

    Watch the film now on YouTube