Young, successful, very busy and preparing for upcoming trips to Africa and his company’s tour of the U.S., Wayne McGregor creates the impression of someone who knows what he wants. A British choreographer of the younger generation emerging in the 1990s (Akram Khan, Michael Clark, Russell Maliphant, Fin Walker), McGregor now enjoys his Random Dance Company’s artistic residency at Sadler’s Wells.
Awarded in 2002, the residency confirmed the growing recognition of Random’s dance style and its pioneering use of new media and technology on stage, and Random is now also celebrated for its educational programs and access to new audiences.
While the company tours “AtaXia,” their latest creation, the choreographer enjoys an increased demand on working with other established ballet companies, including Rambert, the Royal Ballet, and English National Ballet. He also has time to be involved in the fourth Harry Potter film, finding solutions to questions that plague the digital animators (“how do giants walk?”). In the near future, he will choreograph for the Kirov and NDT I. The Stuttgart Ballet’s “Eden | Eden” premiered in April and gave German audiences a taste of McGregor’s fast and ...