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Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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The Royal Ballet have announced that Wayne McGregor, the AD of Random Dance Company, will become a resident choreographer for the company based at the Royal Opera House (ROH) in London.

Mr McGregor said in a press release from ROH:

"I am absolutely delighted and honoured to accept this incredible opportunity from The Royal Ballet. I look forward to developing my creative relationships with all of the inspiring dancers currently flooding the Company ranks as well as building nurturing and engaging partnerships with the burgeoning choreographic talent in-house and the education and access programmes at large.

Creating new work at the Royal Opera House has always been a pleasure, as true collaboration seems to be at the heart of the whole organisation. As the newest member of this exceptional collaborative team I look forward to sharing a rich and stimulating artistic future.”

Is it just us or does that sound like it was written by the patent pending Gushometer™ device used almost exclusively by the arts in the UK?

What this means for the Royal Ballet is uncertain but considering Mr McGregor's track record of creative endeavours we doubt very much that the Royal Ballet will look any less like a dance company with a big old pole up its rear-end!

  • Emma

    quote: "I felt that it was very important to have rough, raw, original talent, to have people who had an absolute passion to move but hadn't inherited a lot of the physical mannerisms that some stage schools provide."

    Could that guy be any more full of it?


  • kema

    In person, McGregor is bright, articulate, communicative. He's ready to debate points, to be combative. "So were you quite surprised at my appointment?" he asks me. "Because you're not really a fan of mine, are you?" The question is perfectly frank, without a trace of complaint or insecurity.

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