Wayne McGregor: «Entity»
Wayne McGregor has opined that his primary aspiration has been the communication of philosophical or scientific ideas through the human body. He has explored concepts through medical and computer science and his aim in “Entity” was to question the process of activity in the brain at the inception of the choreographic process and how one begins to model this intelligence in a computer.
This congress of dance and technology has resulted in previous McGregor works in which the human body has taken on the forms of insect or alien life and in many ways “Entity” is no different from these other essays into this field. At its most banal level the result can look like Monty Python’s “Ministry of Funny Walks;” at its most successful like something universally eternal. It is an incontrovertible fact that the human body has its limitations when expressing intellectual notions but the fact remains that the choreographic results are frequently beautiful and never less than fascinating.
Three large, grey, horizontal screens mounted on tall armatures resembling oil pumps occupy the centre and sides of the performing area. On a small screen the moving image of a running greyhound looks like an ...