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World Stage 2012: Entity
Startling spectacle from acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor


TORONTO, ON (*Feb 14, 2012) Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 2012 continues with the contemporary dance performance Entity, from England’s Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. Entity premieres at the Fleck Dance Theatre February 28 and continues March 1-3, 2012.

Entity is a staggering blend of bodies, technology and film that places McGregor at the cutting edge of contemporary culture. Featuring music by Coldplay and Massive Attack collaborator Jon Hopkins, Entity offers a revolutionary vision for dance audiences from one of the world’s most celebrated choreographers. Sparse, hypnotic and atmospheric, this stunning performance fuses dance with technology to create a vision with needle-point precision. In creating this work, McGregor worked with 12 neuroscientists from around the world to examine the nature of kinesthetic intelligence.

“A great sexy beast of a piece-it's like being licked by a panther's juicy, rasping tongue while you're revising maths.”-The Sunday Times (London)

“If any artist has defined the decade – it’s Wayne McGregor.” – The Times

“The result…is extraordinary: every part of the dancers’ bodies is articulated and then taken in unexpected directions.” – Telegraph

“Wayne McGregor’s choreography operates within a perfect tension.” – The Guardian

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 has set a new bar for international contemporary dance, paring choreographic style with new technology, music and innovative set design. McGregor will create a dance for 2,000 people to perform in London’s Trafalgar Square as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

He is the founder and Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, resident company of Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, for which he has made over 30 works. McGregor is also currently Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. In January 2011, McGregor received a honourary knighthood. He has choreographed for film and television including Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.

Random Dance was founded in 1992 and became the instrument upon which McGregor evolved his drastically fast and articulate choreographic style. The company is renowned for its radical approach to new technology – incorporating animation, digital film, 3D architecture, electronic sound and virtual dancers into the live choreography.

Performance details:

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012: 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2012: 8 p.m.
Friday, March 2, 2012: 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 2012: 8 p.m.

* NOTE: There is NO performance scheduled for Wednesday, February 29.

Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West

Tickets: $45, $36 (seniors), $15 (CultureBreak) available at Harbourfront Centre’s Box Office. Call 416-973-4000, email tickets@harbourfrontcentre.com or visit harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

March 1 performance will be followed by a talkshow, featuring all members of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, hosted in association with Dance Current Magazine.

Antoine Vereecken of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance will lead the following labwork: An Exploration of Creative Methods on March 2, 2012: 1:30pm-3pm at York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto and March 3, 2012: 1:30pm-3pm at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Avenue, Toronto.

For more information, visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage2012/industry.cfm

*MEDIA NOTE: Media materials are available at World Stage 2012’s media site: harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage2012/media.cfm

For complete event details and full schedule, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West, in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 2012 gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Westin Harbour Castle, the official host hotel of World Stage.

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Amanda Lee | 416-973-4381 | alee@harbourfrontcentre.com harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage2012/media.cfm
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