Wayne McGregor | Random Dance performs for the first time at the NAC February 8, 2011

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance presents Entity in the NAC Theatre February 8, 2011. The performance is sold out, but those still interested should check for last minute returns.

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance was founded in 1992 and became the instrument upon which McGregor evolved his drastically fast and articulate choreographic style.

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance is at the cutting edge of contemporary culture, incorporating animation, digital film, 3D architecture, electronic sound and virtual dancers into live choreography. With a radical approach to technology and a creative style that is fast and articulate, the company pushes the boundaries of art and dance in creations that astonish and stimulate.

Entity, choreographed by McGregor (also resident choreographer for Britain’s Royal Ballet) is a breathtaking trip through a soundscape created by Jon Hopkins (Coldplay and Massive Attack collaborator) and award-winning composer Joby Talbot.

A staggering blend of bodies, lights, technology and film, this piece is an emotionally uncompromising and hard-hitting look at how the brain conceives movement and how it might re-imagine it – unveiling a volatility of choreography in which bodily components speed off in restless new directions.

"Entity… develops into a great sexy beast of a piece – it’s like being licked by a panther’s juicy, rasping tongue while you’re revising maths." David Jays, The Sunday Times, UK

Concept and Direction: Wayne McGregor
Choreography: Wayne McGregor (in collaboration with the dancers)
Dancers : Catarina Carvalho, Davide Di Pretoro, Michael-John Harper, Agnès López Rio, Paolo Mangiola, Daniela Neugebauer, Anna Nowak, Alexander Whitley, Antoine Vereecken, Jessica Wright
Original Music 1: Joby Talbot
Original Music 2: Jon Hopkins
Set and Costume Design: Patrick Burnier
Lighting Design: Lucy Carter
Digital Video Design and Photography: Ravi Deepres

Entity is performed in the Theatre of the National Arts Centre on Tuesday, February 8 and at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.67, $46.28, and $50.58 for adults and $20.18, $24.49, and $26.64 for students (upon presentation of a valid student ID card).

Duration: 60 minutes (no intermission)

Groups of 10 or more save 15% to 20% off regular ticket prices; to reserve your seats, call 613-947-7000, ext. 634 or e-mail grp@nac-cna.ca.

Tickets are available for purchase:

  • In person at the NAC Box Office
  • At all Ticketmaster outlets
  • By telephone from Ticketmaster, 1-888-991-2787 (ARTS) new!  
  • Online through the Ticketmaster link on the NAC’s website (www.nac-cna.ca)
  • A service charge applies on all purchases made through Ticketmaster

This production is eligible for the Live Rush program. Full-time students aged 13-29 with a valid Live Rush membership may buy up to two tickets per performance at the discounted price of only $12 per ticket. Live Rush tickets are available from 10 a.m. on the day before the performance until 6 p.m. on the day of the performance. This includes all available seats, including the best seats in the house. Check out liverush.ca for information on the Live Rush program.

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For more information, please call:
Eleri Evans
Marketing and Communications Officer, Dance
National Arts Centre
613-947-7000 ext. 379; e-mail: eevans@nac-cna.ca
or visit the NAC website at www.nac-cna.ca

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