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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Amu Animation

Monday, February 14, 2005

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Amu Animation

Hotbox Studios' Mark Hatchard meet with Wayne McGregor to discuss 3D Animation for a new piece by Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. Hotbox Studios' Mark Hatchard is also soon to meet with Shirazeh Houshiary, whose artwork will be the visual inspiration for the 3D Animation within the piece.

The Wayne McGragor | Random Dance piece Amu premieres at Sadler's Wells- London, on September 15, 2005.

Amu (of the heart), is Random Dance's most ambitious, emotive and provocative collaboration to date.

For Amu, the heart is the centre of an inspiring musical dialogueof feeling, devotion and spirituality.

The Project will be a live, large scale contemporary dance and music event, with an orchestra of 50 musicians, 7 singers and 10 dancers.

Random dancers led by the critically acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with visual artist Shirazeh Houshiary and animator Mark Hatchard, will question both the physical functions and symbolic resonances of the human heart.

Sir John Tavener creates his first commissioned original score for dance, played live by the Southbank Sinfonia, conducted by Paul Goodwin (soprano), with Patricia Rozario (tenor).

Amu is co-commissioned by Sadler's Wells and The Wellcome Trust, and supported by Arts Council England, Quercus Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the PRS for music Foundation.

Random Dance is a resident companyat Sadler's Wells, London, and has an international reputation for the creation ofaward winning, pioneering works, redrawing the boundaries for the humanbody with startling collaborations.

Hotbox Studios produced 3D Animation for Amu in collaboration with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and Arts Council England).