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ADÈS, MCGREGOR, AND DEAN — WORLD PREMIERES

This weekend at the Music Center, choreographer Wayne McGregor, composer and conductor Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, the Royal Ballet, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic present two world premieres, preceded by a work—OUTLIER—new to West Coast audiences.

LIVING ARCHIVE: AN AI PERFORMANCE EXPERIMENT—danced by Company Wayne McGregor—is a first look at the results of McGregor’s collaboration with Google’s Arts and Culture Lab to develop a choreographic tool that generates new outcomes for works in McGregor’s repertoire. This iteration of LIVING ARCHIVE will be danced to Adès’ In Seven Days, performed by the LA Phil.

The evening will close with the dance world premiere of Part One of McGregor’s full-evening work THE DANTE PROJECT. Set to Adès’ new eponymous composition, INFERNO will be performed by the Royal Ballet, and features a set designed by Tacita Dean—her first work for dancers and the stage—and lighting design by Lucy Carter and Simon Bennison.

ADÈS AND MCGREGOR—A DANCE COLLABORATION

OUTLIER, LIVING ARCHIVE: AN AI PERFORMANCE EXPERIMENT, and THE DANTE PROJECT PART 1 (INFERNO)

Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, at 7:30 pm.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Wayne McGregor, The Dante Project (Inferno), featuring Royal Ballet dancers Fumi Kaneko and Edward Watson; Watson and company; Calvin Richardson; artists of the Royal Ballet. Wayne McGregor, Living Archive, featuring Company Wayne McGregor dancers Izzac Carroll, Maria Daniela Gonzalez, and Jordan James Bridge; Chien-Shun Liao; Carroll; Rebecca Bassett-Graham and Carroll. Wayne McGregor, Outlier, artists of Company Wayne McGregor; Lauren Cuthbertson, Jacob O’Connell, and Joshua Barwick; Gonzalez, O’Connell, and Bassett-Graham. Photographs by Cheryl Mann, July 12, 2019, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. Images courtesy and © Wayne McGregor, Tacita Dean, the Royal Ballet, the Music Center, the photographer, and the performers.

COMPANY WAYNE MCGREGOR — AUTOBIOGRAPHY

The opening engagement of the 2018–2019 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center is here with COMPANY WAYNE MCGREGOR—AUTOBIOGRAPHY, at the Ahmanson for two nights and a matinee.

Three discrete presentations, three distinct experiences—McGregor’s dance abstract of his life in twenty-three scenes is rearranged for each performance, selected by a computer algorithm based on the sequencing of McGregor’s genome.

In its Los Angeles premiere this weekend, the dancers of AUTOBIOGRAPHY will be joined onstage by Jlin in a live performance of her commissioned score.

COMPANY WAYNE MCGREGOR—AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, October 7, at 2 pm.

Ahmanson Theatre, 135 North Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

Company Wayne McGregor, Autobiography in performance. Photographs by Ben Cullen Williams, Richard Davies, and Andrej Uspenski. Image credit: Wayne McGregor.

WAYNE MC GREGOR’S AFTERITE

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AFTERITEWayne McGregor’s contemporary take on the Stravinsky-Nijinsky ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)—continues performances this week after its world premiere on Monday night.

The dance is McGregor’s first commission for the American Ballet Theater, and performances tonight, Friday, and Saturday feature principals Misty Copeland, Hee Seo, Herman Cornejo, Cory Stearns, and James Whiteside.

 

AMERICAN BALLET THEATER—AFTERITE

(Danced with Alexei Ratmansky’s FIREBIRD)

Wednesday and Friday, May 23 and 25, at 7:30 pm. Saturday, May 26, at 2 pm.

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City.

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Above: Misty Copeland (left) in Firebird.

Below: Wayne McGregor. Image credit: Studio Wayne McGregor.

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