Tacita Dean & Wayne McGregor

Tacita Dean & Wayne McGregor

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Choreographer and director Wayne McGregor joins visual artist Tacita Dean for a conversation in advance of the world premiere of their collaboration on Inferno at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on July 12 and 13.

Inferno will be one of three works performed as part of Adès & McGregor: A Dance Collaboration, a celebration of the collaboration over many years between McGregor and composer and conductor Thomas Adès. Adès & McGregor: A Dance Collaboration is a co-presentation by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Hear directly from McGregor and Dean at the Hammer about the making of Inferno and the creative relationship between the artists, Company Wayne McGregor, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Royal Ballet. Moderated by CalArts dance professor Ariel Osterweis.

About the related production

The Royal Ballet + Company Wayne McGregor
Adès & McGregor: A Dance Collaboration
July 12 & 13, 2019
The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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Exclusive offer: For a limited time, save 25%* on select seats to any performance of Adès & McGregor: A Dance Collaboration. Access your exclusive offer online, in person or over the phone with the following code: HAMMER. (*25% off valid for Main Orchestra, Front Orchestra Ring, Orchestra Ring and Main Founders only. Other restrictions may apply. No refunds, cancellations or exchanges.)

Witness two dance world premieres in an unprecedented collaboration highlighting the relationship between music and movement. This exclusive presentation brings together the creative minds of choreographer Wayne McGregor, composer and conductor Thomas Adès, and a stellar creative team including acclaimed artist Tacita Dean. The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor will perform three works during this extraordinary event. One of the pieces will be choreographed by McGregor using an AI-driven choreographic tool designed by Google, a technological first for the dance world.

The Royal Ballet
Company Wayne McGregor
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Wayne McGregor, choreographer
Thomas Adès, composer / conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Tacita Dean, design
Ben Cullen Williams, video installation
Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison, lighting design
Moritz Junge, costume design
Uzma Hameed, dramaturgy

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