At their impeccably designed studios in Stratford, the 10 dancers of Company Wayne McGregor are hard at work rehearsing for the return of Autobiography to the Sadler’s Wells stage this July.
Inspired by the human genome and devised around his own sequence of DNA, acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE has created his choreographic Autobiography in collaboration with a stellar creative team.
With lighting by Lucy Carter, set by Ben Cullen Williams and costumes by Aitor Throup, the show’s striking aesthetic makes use of clean lines, geometric sculptures, sheer fabrics and light bars.
Custom designed by architects We Not I, we visited the impressive studios that are home to Company Wayne McGregor to catch a glimpse of the production in rehearsal. Here’s a sneaky peek…
We also invited some special guests to take a tour of the Studios and get an exclusive preview of the show in rehearsal. Take a look at this photo gallery from @LondonLivingDoll…
A really brilliant afternoon spent having a tour of Studio @waynemcgregor with @sadlers_wells in advance of the revival of McGregor’s “Autobiography” 26-28 July at Sadler’s Wells. The studio is located @hereeast in Stratford, the company being one of the first arts organisations to move to the area, to be followed by @sadlers_wells and @vamuseum among others, creating an arts hub in East London. The studio was thoughtfully designed by @wenoti_work and includes a series of spaces for use by the company and its collaborators. Also featured throughout the space are artworks by artists such as Hiroon Mirza (third picture) and Tatsuo Miyajima (fifth picture) with whom McGregor has collaborated (for @zabludowicz_collection and “Limen” for @royaloperahouse, respectively) on loan from @lisson_gallery. . Meanwhile, “Autobiography”, with a set by @bencullenwilliams and lighting by @lucycarterld, is a set of 23 pieces which are danced in a different order every night, determined by an algorithm based on McGregor’s own genetic code. Thank you to the dancers, @waynemcgregor and @sadlers_wells for a brilliant afternoon. Can’t wait to see the show later this month! . #designingfordance #waynemcgregor #studiowaynemcgregor #wenoti #autobiography #dance #architecture #art #tetsuomiyajima #haroonmirza #lissongallery #contemporaryart #contemporarydance
Autobiography runs at Sadler’s Wells from 26 – 28 July. Tickets are available now priced at £12 by calling our ticket office on 020 7863 8000 or book online.