[meméri] - D.a.n.c.e Project 2007

Concept, Direction & Choreography: Wayne McGregor            
Music: Deru, Alva Noto
Set Design: Wayne McGregor and Lucy Carter
Lighting Design: Lucy Carter
Video Design: Pipo Tafel

Premiere: 30 March 2007, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

Co-commissioned by: Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, D.A.N.C.E., Tanzplan Dresden.

D.A.N.C.E. is a collaboration between Frederic Flamand, William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor and Angelin Preljocaj to create a new elite group of Europe's finest young dancers. As the culmination of the first two-year training cycle, the 22 apprentices presented an evening of work at Sadler's Wells representing the full scope of the programme including the UK premiere of [meməri] - a new piece by Wayne McGregor and work by Frederic Flamand, plus William Forsythe's exceptional One Flat Thing, Reproduced.

"McGregor wants to explore the autobiographical memory as a powerful source of decision making and creativity. An autobiographical memory combines personal biographical memories with specific moments of experience. The ability to draw on this inexhaustible memory is doubtless a uniquely human one. Embedded in the rich personal photo album of perception are perceptive, sensory and emotional pieces of information – information which is generally invisibly encoded and memorised in the brain, "The Living Archive" exposes this data and makes the invisible visible by means of extraordinary body control and technique". 

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