Random Dance Company
8 - 14 Nov 2004, Tianqiao Theatre, Beijing, the 1st UK Performing Arts Festival
Repertoire£ºAtaXia, Polar Sequences
Random Dance, Resident Company of Sadler’s Wells of London, is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company whose work focuses on the exploration of dance and technology. Over past years Random has collaborated with cutting edge, multidisciplinary artists on the creation of award-winning technology based works. This distinctive programme has led to the explosion of Random as one of Britain’s leading dance companies, and has placed the company at the forefront of the interface between dance and new technology. Random’s extensive education programme is committed to developing work that explores the creative potential in the fusion of dance, the internet and digital technology.
Directed by multi-award winning choreographer Wayne McGregor, AtaXia redraws the traditional hierarchies of dance to generate a fresh and radical look at human physicality. With Random’s usually sophisticated ability to co-ordinate muscular movement surprisingly and intimately interfered with AtaXia explores a dislocating loss of control. Drawing on a new team of expertly attuned associates from the diverse worlds of neuroscience, composition, psychology, design, and computer programming AtaXia challenges the very fabric of collaboration. It’s a creative friction that confounds expectation.
Polar Sequences presents three pieces by three decidedly different world-ranking contemporary choreographers – Rui Horta, Shobana Jeyasingh and Wayne McGregor.