UNCSA’S WINTER DANCE TO SHOWCASE BOLD COLLABORATION BETWEEN
ACCLAIMED CHOREOGRAPHER WAYNE MCGREGOR’S RANDOM DANCE
AND MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS
Additional Works Include “Concerto” by Lucinda Childs, “Raymonda” by Petipa and a new work by Alumnus Juel Lane
Performances February 20th
at 7:30 pm and February 23rd
at 2 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The School of Dance and the School of Design & Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts present Winter Dance, an ambitious program featuring a world premiere collaboration between students and guest artists-in-residence from Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance.
Known for its extremely rapid, highly precise choreographic style, Random Dance has earned an international reputation for its radical approach to new technology. Led by Artistic Director/ famed choreographer Wayne McGregor, the company frequently merges film, dance, electric sound, animation and other multimedia elements with live choreography. In Winter Dance, the collaboration will involve the active participation of more than 100 UNCSA dancers and choreographers, who will premiere a new piece developed during the company’s residency at UNCSA.
The program continues with a special production of Concerto by Lucinda Childs, Raymonda by Marius Petipa and a new work by alumnus Juel Lane. The result is a cohesive program that highlights the ingenuity and excitement of modern dance.
The performance runs February 20th through 22nd at 7:30 pm and February 23rd at 2 pm at the Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students.
Call the UNCSA Box Office at (336) 721-1945 for reservations, or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.
For descriptions, details and links to the entire UNC School of the Arts 2013 - 2014 performance season online, visit www.uncsaevents.com.
About Wayne McGregor Random Dance
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance was
founded in 1992 and became the
instrument upon which McGregor evolved
his fast and articulate choreographic
style. With collaboration at the centre
of his practice, McGregor has innovated
new work with world class artists
including composers Scanner, Jon Hopkins
and Ben Frost; visual artists Mark
Wallinger and rAndom International; and
film-makers Jane and Louise Wilson and
Ravi Deepres. Collaboration with science
and technology communities has also
fuelled choreography mined from radical
cognitive research processes. This
unique, tenacious questioning between
artists and artistic mediums, across the
interface of science and art, through
the body and mind, has ensured that
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance has
remained at the forefront of
contemporary arts for the past 20 years.
About the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNC School of the Arts is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“the City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972.
For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.
WINTER DANCE CONCERT
The Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St.,
Produced by the School of Dance and the School of Design & Production at UNCSA
A vivid and complex program featuring the world premiere of a new work conceived in an exciting collaboration between 100 students with resident guest artists from Random Dancethe internationally renowned -brain child of Artistic Director McGregor. The program will also feature “Concerto” by Lucinda Childs, “Raymonda” by Petipa, and a new work by alumnus Juel Lane.