With Sadler's Wells Resident Company, visionary choreographer Wayne McGregor embarks on his boldest and most intimate collaboration to date, as he allows world-leading geneticists to sequence his entire genome.
The visionary contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor has led his company onto ever more radical and challenging innovations. A multi-award winning British choreographer and director, he is internationally renowned for trailblazing ideas in performance that have radically redefined dance in the modern era.
With Sadler’s Wells Resident Company, Company Wayne McGregor, he embarks on his boldest and most intimate collaboration to date, as he allows world-leading geneticists to sequence his entire genome.
His personal biological archaeology laid bare will dramatically alter McGregor’s viewpoint of his own life-story, tracing patterns back into the ancestral past of our species and illuminating what creates our individuality.
Combining memoir, documentary and a re-processing of nature’s code through an act of human imagination, this new work, Autobiography, charts McGregor’s adventure into his autobiography, and asks how to understand a life.
Autobiography marks the first piece McGregor creates in his own world class arts space, Studio Wayne McGregor, which opened in March 2017. The first and so far only arts organisation on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is located in the heart of technology and media centre Here East. This creative space embodies McGregor’s life-long interest in and collaboration with science and technology research, and will be his centre for experimental creative projects in biology and genetics, AI, VR and new technologies.