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Imagine… Wayne McGregor, review: an absorbing hour with the man who redefined dance

It is not hyperbole to say that Wayne McGregor has redefined the world of dance. His work pushes the boundaries of the form by utilising cutting edge technology, but so does his choreography style. As Deborah Bull put it in Imagine… Wayne McGregor: Dancing on the Edge (BBC One), certain movements were once considered ugly, whether that be a hip sticking out or an elbow dropped. “These rules are drilled in from a very early age,” she said. “There is a defined concept of what is beautiful, and Wayne makes and finds beauty in other places.”
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The Dante Project review – Wayne McGregor moves heaven, earth and hell

For his new ballet, Wayne McGregor has enlisted some big hitters. Dante Alighieri for one, Italy’s greatest poet, author of The Divine Comedy, which McGregor reimagines here, but living artists, too: composer Thomas Adès, writing his first score for dance, and artist Tacita Dean, creating her first designs for the stage. It’s also the final principal role to be danced by Edward Watson, as Dante, after an extraordinary career.
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Wayne McGregor: ‘Dancers are believing their voices can be heard, and I love that’

Long before Wayne McGregor became a star choreographer famed for cerebral experimentation and edgy imagination, he was a disco fiend. His earliest inspiration was John Travolta. Not cool, Pulp Fiction-era Travolta, but the glinty-eyed, gyrating disco bunny from Saturday Night Fever and Grease. “What I’ve always loved about him is his effortlessness,” McGregor says. “I think that’s what makes a great dancer: effortlessness and spontaneity, whether you’re on the dancefloor or the stage.”
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