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CLIP 10759

Groundbreaking choreography - Wayne McGregor's 'Infra'

Groundbreaking choreography - Wayne McGregor's 'Infra'
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Key Info
  • Groundbreaking choreography - Wayne McGregor's 'Infra'
  • Duration: 06:35
  • An insight into the creative influences and processes incorporated in the development of 'Infra', Wayne McGregor's groundbreaking piece of choreography. Wayne McGregor and Julian Opie describe their inspiration from seeing ordinary events and activities as potential choreography or composition. McGregor elaborates on the role of the choreographer in guiding the audience's eye to specific movement but explains that this piece is different because the audience needs to select what to watch. We follow aspects of the process from the very first production meeting and rehearsal through to the latter stages and see McGregor work with dancers in a collaborative and creative manner. McGregor explains this style involves much of the discovery of movement being made inside, rather than outside, the studio. Composer Max Richter also describes the unusual mix of components which make up his score.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education

       Topic:

    Dance Activities

  • Keywords: canon, reverse, string quartet, cello, synthesiser, computer, shortwave, screen, ballet, Infra, Royal Ballet
Ideas for use in class
  • For 11-14 and A level Dance and Performing Arts. If researching innovative works or multi-media pieces. Also for illustrating the compositional and choreographic process. For research into the use of ICT in arts. Use in conjunction with clip 10760.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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