MADDADDAM

National Ballet of Canada / The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor and Margaret Atwood present MADDADDAM, a major international collaboration between National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet.

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The Dante Project

The Royal Ballet

The Dante Project is Wayne McGregor’s new three-act work for The Royal Ballet, based on Dante’s 'Divine Comedy'.

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Oedipus Rex / From 'Antigone'

2021

Dutch National Opera and Dutch National Ballet

Opera and ballet join forces for this new production of Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, directed and choreographed by Wayne McGregor with a newly commissioned piece, From 'Antigone', by composer Samy Moussa to accompany Stravinsky's score.

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McGREGOR + MUGLER

2019

Wayne McGregor collaborated with legendary fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler on contemporary ballet, McGREGOR + MUGLER

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Orpheus and Eurydice

2019

English National Opera and Company Wayne McGregor

Wayne McGregor made his English National Opera directorial debut with his interpretation of Christoph Gluck’s 18th-century opera masterpiece, Orpheus and Eurydice, premiered as part of the ENO's 'Orpheus' series.

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Living Archive: An AI Performance Experiment

2019

Company Wayne McGregor

In collaboration with Google’s Arts and Culture Lab, Studio Wayne McGregor developed the Living Archive — an artificially intelligent choreographic tool, used in the creation of this elemental work. 

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Bach Forms

2018

Company Wayne McGregor with dancers from The Royal Ballet

Bach Forms is a reimagining of Wayne McGregor's 2014 work for The Royal Ballet, Tetractys – The Art of Fugue, bringing Johann Sebastian Bach’s 18th-century work of great invention together with McGregor’s pioneering 21st-century choreography. 

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AfteRite

2018

American Ballet Theatre

Wayne McGregor brought his unique choreographic style for the first time to the American Ballet Theatre with his entirely new take on Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'.

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Sunyata

2018

Bayerisches Staatsballett

Opening Ballet Festival Week in Munich in 2018, Wayne McGregor premiered Sunyata as part of an all-McGregor programme, performed by the Bayerisches Staatsballett. 

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Yugen

2018

The Royal Ballet

In celebration of composer Leonard Bernstein's centenary in 2018, Wayne McGregor and The Royal Ballet presented the world premiere of Yugen.

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Haroon Mirza / Zabludowicz Collection

2017

Studio Wayne McGregor

Dance artists from Studio Wayne McGregor spent three days in residence at the Zabludowicz Collection, exploring the crossover interest of long-term collaborators Haroon Mirza and Wayne McGregor.

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Autobiography Edits

2017

Company Wayne McGregor with Jlin

Performed without a set, Autobiography Edits is a compact and stripped back version of Wayne McGregor's 2017 work Autobiography, performed by dancers from Company Wayne McGregor with a live performance of the score by Jlin.

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Autobiography

2017

Company Wayne McGregor

A dance portrait inspired by the sequencing of Wayne McGregor's genetic code, Autobiography is constantly reinvented; the order of the work algorithmically-assembled from a collection of 23 choreographic volumes which unfold uniquely at each performance.

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Gareth Pugh S/S 18

2017

Gareth Pugh and SHOWStudio

"This is not a show." Nick Knight and Gareth Pugh offer an exclusive visual insight into Pugh’s S/S 18 collection, presented as a fashion film. In collaboration with French artist Olivier de Sagazan, and choreography by Wayne McGregor, Pugh explores the extremities offered by the elements and the raw physicality of humanity.

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+/- Human

2017

Company Wayne McGregor and The Royal Ballet

A unique experience, +/- Human fuses an immersive installation with incredible live dance and music performances curated by Wayne McGregor at the Roundhouse.

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Multiverse

2016

The Royal Ballet

Premiering as part of a triple bill celebrating Wayne McGregor's 10th anniversary as Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet in 2016, Multiverse is a landmark collaboration between leading innovators from three disciplines of contemporary art.

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Witness

2016

Witness is a pas de deux directed and choreographed by Wayne McGregor, performed by Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo.

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Self and Other

2016

Random International and Company Wayne McGregor

A digital interactive installation questioning aspects of identity and autonomy in the post-digital age, Self and Other brings Studio Wayne McGregor and Random International together for their fifth collaboration.

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Obsidian Tear

2016

The Royal Ballet

Obsidian Tear, Wayne McGregor's first piece created on an all-male cast, is a visceral exploration of myth and modernity.

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Alea Sands

2015

Paris Opera Ballet

Conceived in conjunction with visual artist Haroon Mirza, Alea Sands is Wayne McGregor's third piece for Paris Opera Ballet, set to Pierre Boulez's 1997 work 'Anthèmes II'.

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Tree of Codes

2015

Company Wayne McGregor with soloists from the Paris Opera Ballet

Inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Tree of Codes', Wayne McGregor collaborated with visual artist Olafur Eliasson and Mercury Prize-winning producer and composer Jamie xx to create an evening length contemporary ballet, performed by Company Wayne McGregor with soloists from the Paris Opera Ballet.

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Woolf Works

2015

The Royal Ballet

Inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, Woolf Works is Wayne McGregor’s first full-length production for The Royal Ballet.

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Kairos

2014

Ballett Zürich

Kairos, Wayne McGregor's first piece for Ballett Zürich, features set designs by British artist Idris Khan and is performed to Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons're-imagined by experimental composer Max Richter.

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Tetractys

2014

The Royal Ballet

Set to Johann Sebastian Bach's enigmatic final musical work ‘The Art of Fugue’, Tetractys brings together choreography by Wayne McGregor with striking set and costume designs by visual artist Tauba Auerbach.

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Atomos

2013

Company Wayne McGregor

Atomising bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation, Atomos is performed in McGregor's unique style - sculptural, rigorous, jarring and hauntingly beautiful - with lighting by Lucy Carter, film by Ravi Deepres, costumes by Studio XO, and music by A Winged Victory For The Sullen.

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Raven Girl

2013

The Royal Ballet

Raven Girl by the award-winning author of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, was adapted by Wayne McGregor into a dark modern fairytale, scored by film composer Gabriel Yared.

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Borderlands

2013

San Francisco Ballet

Inspired by the work of Josef Albers, Borderlands is Wayne McGregor's first commission for the San Francisco Ballet, a fierce, driving study in movement. 

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Machina

2012

The Royal Ballet

Machina was one of three works for The Royal Ballet created in response to the Titan paintings Diana and Actaeon, The Death of Actaeon and Diana and Callisto.

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Carbon Life

2012

The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor created choreography combining popular dance forms with classical ballet, while music producers Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt created the score and assembled a supergroup of musicians, including Boy George, Hero Fisher and Alison Mosshart, to perform live on stage for the 2012 premiere. Leading fashion designer Gareth Pugh reinvented traditional ballet dress to create bold, angular costumes.

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UNDANCE

2011

Company Wayne McGregor

With a visual world created by Turner Prize-winning Mark Wallinger, UNDANCE was performed by the 10 dancers of Company Wayne McGregor and set to Mark-Anthony Turnage's original score. Inspiration came from American sculptor Richard Serra and the work of photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge.

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Live Fire Exercise

2011

The Royal Ballet

Inspired by the balletic beauty in John Gerrard's frozen images of soldiers engaged in military exercises and the instinctive physicality of their movement, Wayne McGregor's choreography is counterpointed by Michael Tippett's Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli. Gerrard's set comprises sculptural projections appearing both real and artificial, static and dynamic.


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L'Anatomie de la Sensation (Pour Francis Bacon)

2011

Paris Opera Ballet

L'Anatomie de la Sensation (Pour Francis Bacon)
was inspired by the paintings of Francis Bacon, an artist fascinated with the human condition and the body's physicality. Mark-Anthony Turnage's 1994 jazz composition Blood on the Floor provides the score.

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FAR

2010

Company Wayne McGregor

Inspired by the controversial Age of Enlightenment, FAR mines an era that first placed 'a body in question'. Ten incredible dancers confront the distortions, sensuality and feeling of the 18th Century's searing contemporary sensibility to a haunting score by the critically-acclaimed composer Ben Frost.

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Outlier

2010

New York City Ballet

Created for New York City Ballet's Architecture of Dance Festival, Outlier was Wayne McGregor's first original work for an American dance company. Set to composer Thomas Adès' 2005 violin concerto Concentric Paths, Outlier was informed by the minimalist notions of simplicity and colour theory.

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Yantra

2010

Stuttgart Ballet

Yantra was Wayne McGregor's third piece for Stuttgart Ballet, set to Esa-Pekka Salonen's Foreign Bodies, with set and costume design by Vicki Mortimer.

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Limen

2009

The Royal Ballet

In Limen, McGregor explored the idea of liminality - thresholds of darkness and light, presence and absence, life and death. It was set to Finnish composer Kaija Saariahoâ's cello concerto, centered around a solar eclipse, and was accompanied by a light installation by Tatsuo Miyajima.

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Dyad 1909

2009

Company Wayne McGregor

In 2009, Wayne McGregor created a diptych of works to celebrate the centenary of the magnificent Ballets Russes - Dyad 1909 in London and Dyad 1929 in Melbourne. For Dyad 1909 Ólafur Arnalds provided the score, with design by Jane and Louise Wilson, lighting by Lucy Carter, costume design by Moritz Junge and make-up and mask design by Kabuki.

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Dyad 1929

2009

The Australian Ballet

In 2009, Wayne McGregor created a diptych of works to celebrate the centenary of the magnificent Ballets Russes - Dyad 1909 in London and Dyad 1929 in Melbourne. Dyad 1929 was performed to Steve Reich's Double Sextet, with stage concept by McGregor and Lucy Carter, and costumes by Moritz Junge.

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Infra

2008

The Royal Ballet

Named after the Latin word meaning 'below', Infra presented a portrait of life beneath the surface of the city, with set design by Julian Opie and music by Max Richter.

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Renature

2008

Nederlands Dans Theater 1

Wayne McGregor's creates with Nederlands Dans Theater 1 a savagely un-natural piece that in some ways denatures the body itself and frustrates the conventions of dance.

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Entity

2008

Company Wayne McGregor

Award-winning Entity is a blend of bodies, lights, technology and film, with a soundscape created by Coldplay and Massive Attack collaborator Jon Hopkins and award-winning composer Joby Talbot.

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Nimbus

2007

The Royal Ballet

Nimbus was Wayne McGregor's first work as Resident Choreographer for The Royal Ballet following his appointment in 2006.

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Genus

2007

Paris Opera Ballet

Genus, a ballet for 23 dancers, was inspired by Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of Species, published in 1859.

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Chroma

2006

The Royal Ballet

Chroma explores the drama of the human body and its ability to communicate extremes of thought and emotion. 

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Erazor

2006

Company Wayne McGregor

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Ossein

2006

Company Wayne McGregor

A dance solo choreographed by Wayne McGregor, by invitation of the Antwerp Music Theatre.

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Amu

2005

Company Wayne McGregor

In Amu, Wayne McGregor questions both the physical functions and symbolic resonances of the human heart, working in collaboration with heart-imaging specialists Dr Philip Kilner and Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, with original music composed by Sir John Tavener.

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Engram

2005

The Royal Ballet

A duet created for the celebration of Frederick Ashton, 'Inspired by Ashton', set to music by Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Ryoji Ikeda.


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EDEN | EDEN

2005

Stuttgart Ballet

EDEN | EDEN addresses the role of technology in the ethics surrounding the human body, set to Dolly, Steve Reich's spoken libretto/musical score for the third act of his filmic opera, Three Tales.

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AtaXia

2004

Company Wayne McGregor

AtaXia is a dynamic work involving neuroscience, psychology, virtual design, and spatial architecture, redrawing the traditional hierarchies of dance to generate a fresh and radical look at human physicality and explore a dislocating loss of control.

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Dice Life

2004

England Lane Production Company

Inspired by cult author Luke Rhinehart’s classic novel The Dice Man, Dice Life is a television short, originally broadcast on Channel 4 in 2004, comprising of six dance episodes that dramatize the philosophical journey of a man experiencing a series of life-defining moments, from birth to re-birth, as dictated by the throw of a dice by The Dice Man.

Qualia

2003

The Royal Ballet

Qualia marked Wayne McGregor's choreographic debut on the Royal Opera House stage in 2003.

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Polar Sequences

2003

Company Wayne McGregor

Polar Sequences is set to music by Henry Purcell, Merzbow, Amon Tobin, Ryoji Ikeda and Marilyn Manson in a sound collage created by Scanner with costumes designed by Ursula Bombshell and lighting by Lucy Carter.

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chrysalis

2002

Company Wayne McGregor

chrysalis is a film choreographed and performed by Wayne McGregor with dancers from Company Wayne McGregor for Arte TV.

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2Human

2003

English National Ballet

2Human is a duet set to Bach's Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin, inspired by illustrated descriptions of the human body.

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Nemesis

2002

Company Wayne McGregor

The result of collaborations with artists working at the height of their fields, Nemesis explores the relationship between body, screen and machine.

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PreSentient

2002

Rambert

The twelve Rambert dancers perform to Steve Reich's Triple Quartet, with lighting by Lucy Carter and costume design by Ursula Bombshell.

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detritus

2001

Rambert

detritus is Wayne McGregor's first work for Rambert, and one of four works performed to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary season.

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Symbiont(s)

2000

The Royal Ballet

Commissioned by the Artists' Development Initiative, Symbiont(s) came from bringing in choreographers, including Wayne McGregor, from outside The Royal Ballet to create work on the company.

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Aeon

2000

Company Wayne McGregor

Aeon is the third instalment of Wayne McGregor's 'The Trilogy', following The Millennarium and Sulphur 16.

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Sulphur 16

1998

Company Wayne McGregor

The second installment of 'The Trilogy', in which Wayne McGregor and the dancers attempt to redefine basic choreographic principles of time, space and the presence of the body.

The Millennarium

1997

Company Wayne McGregor

The Millennarium is the first installment of 'The Trilogy', a series of works which fuse Wayne McGregor’s idiosyncratic movement with new technology.

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Xeno 1 Xeno 2 Xeno 3

1993

Company Wayne McGregor

Xeno 1 Xeno 2 Xeno 3 premiered at The Place in London on 6 January 1993 as part of 'Resolution!', Wayne McGregor's first work for Company Wayne McGregor. 


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