Wayne McGregor/Random Dance: Far

Random Dance was founded by Wayne McGregor in 1992. The work is experimental, embracing new technology, science and visual art. The ten dancer ensemble are not afraid to push their bodies to explore physical extremes in movement; rapid, sometimes intensely angular moves are demanded of them in the choreography. McGregor says “I’ve always been interested in the body slightly misbehaving”.

Far 5

The title of the dance, Far, is an abbreviation of Roy Porter’s Flesh in the Age of Reason, a history of 18th Century explorations into body and soul.

Random Dance: Far

The music is composed by Australian electronic composer, Ben Frost.

Random Dance: Far

A large panel of lights sits low down at the back of the stage, designed by lighting designer, Lucy Carter. Throughout the dance the lights seem to act kinetically as if affected by the dancers movement.

Random Dance: Far

When I’ve watched and drawn something that totally engages me, all I want is to see and draw again, but the company are now on tour not returning to the UK until March 2011, to Laban and Snape Maltings – both venues that I have exhibited at. The performance I watched was at Sadler’s Wells.


Comments are closed.