Company Wayne McGregor (UK). Ballet “AutoBIOgraphy“
This season Festival DIAGHILEV. P.S. for the first time in its history takes on a new role as a Co-commissioner of a brand new creation of Wayne McGregor – AutoBIOgraphy. This production will be presented by the Company Wayne McGregor in St Petersburg on the 26th of November only a month after its world premiėre in London.
“..our ability to read out the sequence of our own genome has the makings of a
philosophical paradox. Can an intelligent being comprehend the instructions to make
itself?” – “The Common Thread” John Sulston & Georgina Ferry
In the summer of 2017, award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor embarked on arguably his boldest and most intimate collaboration to date, as he allowed world leading geneticists to sequence his entire genome. Combining memoir, documentary, and a re-processing of nature’s code through an act of human imagination, this new work charts McGregor’s adventure into his autobiography, and asks how to understand a life.
Choreography: Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with the dancers
Lighting design: Lucy Carter
Set design: Ben Cullen Williams
Dramaturg: Uzma Hameed
The production was created in partnership with DIAGHILEV. P.S. supported by and