Press Release Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance
return to The Place this September for the premiere of their new work. The company will be resident for four weeks at The Place, during which time the company will combine the making of Polar Sequences and a ten-night run of performances, their first at The Place for five years.
Polar Sequences sees Random’s ten dancers working for the first time with other choreographers. This triple bill includes a new piece by Wayne McGregor performed alongside commissioned work by Contemporary Asian Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh and acclaimed Portuguese dancemaker Rui Horta.
During this residency Random will also perform Alpha, a production especially for children as part of The Place’s OffSpring programme of dance for young people. Dance film is also included in the residency: Danse Danse Danse is a preview of three dance films of work by Wayne McGregor, Heddy Dervaux and Emio Greco, which will be screened on BBC 4 in October.
Artistic Director Wayne McGregor began his career at The Place when he was appointed Choreographer in Residence in 1992. His company were The Place’s Company in Residence when they created the trilogy ‘ The Millennarium, Sulphur 16 and Aeon - that propelled them to international fame.
The Place’s Autumn programme
continues in October as Dance Umbrella celebrate their 25th Anniversary at The Place. Performances include: Rosas, Josef Nadj, Vincent Mantsoe, John Jasperse Company, Charles Linehan Company, Dèjà Donné, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig and Company.
For further information, images and press tickets please contact Katie Paling 020 7387 9013 mailto:Katie.Paling@theplace.org.uk
The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre
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Thu 4 Sept 8pm Ko Murobushi
Solo performance by Japanese Butoh artist
Wed 17 ‘ Sat 27 Sept 8pm Random Dance
(not Sun 21 Sept) Polar Sequences (premiere)
New work choreographed by Wayne McGregor, Shobana Jeyasingh and Rui Horta
Mon 22 Sept 8pm Danse Danse Danse
A preview of dance films by Wayne McGregor,
Heddy Dervaux and Emio Greco
Sat 4 Oct 2.30 ‘ 3.30pm Random Dance
Part of OffSpring, The Place’s performance programme for young people.
Mon 6 ‘ Tue 7 Oct 8pm Josef Nadj
Le temps du repli
A theatrical performance blending dance and music in a piece that is touching and comic
Thu 9 ‘ Fri 10 Oct 8pm Dèjà Donné
In Bella Copia
The experimental dance company perform with their trademark humour seduction and play
Mon 13 ‘ Tue 14 Oct 8pm Charles Linehan Dance Company
Disintegration Loops (premiere)
Double bill including a duet and a new quartet
Wed 15 ‘ Fri 17 Oct 8pm Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion
Both Sitting Duet
Duet performed by the choreographer and composer with their scores at their feet
Sat 18 ‘ Sun 19 Oct 8pm Rosas
Solo performed by Anne Theresa De Keersmaeker to the activist songs of folk singer Joan Baez
Tue 21 ‘ Wed 22 Oct 8pm John Jasperse
A full length piece dealing with division: four dancers perform a series of solos culminating in a naked duet
Sun 26 ‘ Mon 27 Oct 8pm Vincent Mantsoe
The South African dancer and choreographer performs a double bill of new solo work
Wed 29 ‘ Thu 30 Oct 8pm Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig And Company
The Return of Lot’s Wife
Full-length dance/theatre/salt epic, with original music by Carter Burwell