An interview with Wayne McGregor | Why Dance Matters

Wayne McGregor, one of the world’s leading choreographers, is an ideas man who makes abstract thought into thrillingly visceral dance. His collaborations are prodigious – from his own contemporary dancers to the world’s great ballet companies, and in film, fashion and more. He discusses his latest premiere for the Royal Ballet, his programme for the Venice Biennale and his game changing collaboration with ABBA. So many things matter to him – but why dance in particular?

Wayne McGregor CBE is a multi award-winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for trailblazing innovations in performance that have radically redefined dance. Driven by an insatiable curiosity about movement and its creative potentials, his experiments have involved collaborative dialogue with an array of artistic forms, scientific disciplines and technological interventions, producing works that have placed him at the cutting edge of contemporary arts for over 25 years. His work has earned a multitude of awards, and in 2021 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Prix de Lausanne.

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