Performed to Steve Reich‘s Triple Quartet, played live, with lighting by Lucy Carter and costume design by Ursula Bombshell – both regular collaborators with Wayne McGregor – PreSentient was commissioned by Rambert in 2002.
The hallmarks of McGregor’s emerging work-class talent are all present in this early piece for 12 dancers, winner of the Time Out Award for Best Choreography. This is the first revival of the work by Rambert since its premiere.
“Steve Reich's Triple Quartet is an airless piece. I was particularly attracted to the punishing and driven wall of sound that relentlessly attacks the atmosphere created by the dense, complex and interlocking rhythmical and tonal structures of Steve Reich’s music. I have attempted to utilise the dancers as a graphic alphabet, a grammar and syntax of violent physicality that battles with claustrophobic choreographic structures to create a sense of unresolved, restless apprehension. A premonition perhaps.”
- Concept, Direction, Choreography and Set Design:
- Wayne McGregor
- Steve Reich
- Lighting Design:
- Lucy Carter
- Costume Design:
- Ursula Bombshell
Wayne McGregor CBE is a multi-award winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for his startling and multi-dimensional works. Since 2006 he has been Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet. His work has been re-staged and performed by more than two dozen companies including Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. He is in demand as a choreographer for theatre, opera, film, music videos, fashion shows and TV. More