"it looks like nothing else on earth." – The Independent
British multi-award winning choreographer Wayne McGregor sets the tone of the season with his groundbreaking project, Entity, combining neuroscience, physically-testing choreography, and technology. Based on collaborative research with psychologists, neuroscientists, and software engineers, Entity breathtakingly portrays the relationship between the brain and the moving body.
Known for their fierce and visceral movement, ten of McGregor's hyper-limber dancers move to the beat of two of the hottest new musical talents working today - Jon Hopkins and Joby Talbot. Talbot (The Divine Comedy, Chroma) has written a propulsive string quartet pitched against the sonic extremes of Hopkins' (Massive Attack, Coldplay) electronic melody. Linbury award-winning set designer Patrick Burnier has created a multi-screen installation with film/video by Ravi Deepres, and lighting by the award winning Lucy Carter. Entity is truly an emotionally astonishing piece that breaks boundaries and defines McGregor's legacy of conveying the "cutting edge" of contemporary culture.
Funding provided in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.
This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board, General Mills Foundation, and Land O'Lakes Foundation.
Sponsored in part by the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced
Study at the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Imagine
Fund: Supported by a Generous Donation from the McKnight Foundation.
Special support provided by the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation.