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Company Wayne McGregor’s Mind and Movement Masterclass
February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST
About the class:
Company Wayne McGregor dancers will lead a masterclass for pre-professional and professional dancers. The session will include a high energy warm-up followed by an exploration of tasks from the company’s Mind and Movement resource, looking at the use of stimuli to create movement material.
This class is in support of the Company Wayne McGregor- Autobiography performance at the Moore Theatre February 22, 2019. For tickets to the performance visit stgpresents.org
About Wayne McGregor:
Born in 1970, Wayne McGregor CBE is a multi award-winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for trailblazing innovations in performance that have radically redefined dance in the modern era. Driven by an insatiable curiosity about movement and its creative potentials, his experiments have led him into collaborative dialogue with an array of artistic forms, scientific disciplines, and technological interventions. The startling and multi-dimensional works resulting from these interactions have ensured McGregor’s position at the cutting edge of contemporary arts for over twenty-five years.
About Jacob and Rebecca:
Born in Swindon, of Irish and Jamaican descent, Jacob studied at Swindon Dance for five years whilst performing with Swindon Youth Dance Company, In 2015, Jacob was awarded the BBC Young Dancer title in the contemporary category, where he performed solos by Amanda Britton and Alexander Whitley at Sadler’s Wells, broadcast on BBC2. During and after studying at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Jacob performed with Rambert Company in Tomorrow and Other Works, and toured with Ross McKim’s Moving Vision Company, and internationally with INALA, choreographed by Mark Baldwin. He has also created and collaborated on choreographic works at Sadler’s Wells, Mr Wonderful, and at Cloud Dance Festival. Jacob joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2017.
Born in Ontario, Canada, Rebecca trained at the New Zealand School of Dance, graduating in 2011. She interned with New Zealand Dance Company during their 2012 Rotunda development project, and with DanceNorth during director Raewyn Hill’s work Bolera. She performed in DanceNorth’s Townsville Queensland season and through the Australian Ballet’s Melbourne season. Rebecca moved to London in 2013 where she worked with Lewis Major, performing at Sadler’s Wells and the TEDx conference in London. She performed her own works When All is Said and Done at the Australian & New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts in London, and It’s Complicated and the assessor, the latter co-choreographed by Jono Selvadurai, at the C12 Dance Theatre Emerge Festival in 2015. She has worked closely with Beyond Repair Dance Company and has participated in research and development for The Light Surgeons. Rebecca joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2017.