Choreography and the Brain: A conversation between Random Dance Founder Wayne McGregor and Matt Chafee, September 10, 2009
This talk can also be downloaded as an audio file (.mp3 – 38.8 MB).
Wayne McGregor is a multi award-winning British choreographer, renowned for his physically testing choreography and ground-breaking collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science. He is the Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Resident Company at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London; Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet (appointed 2006) and the government’s first Youth Dance Champion (appointed 2008). His current work, Entity, is based on collaborative research with psychologists, neuroscientists, and software engineers about the relationship between the brain and the moving body and has been described as technically astonishing, emotionally uncompromising and hard-hitting.
In conversation with McGregor is Matt Chafee, professor of Neuroscience and primary investigator at the University of Minnesota’s Brain Sciences Center.