This interview appeared in the January 16 Pointe e-newsletter. To sign up for the newsletter, click here.
What is McGregor's choreographic process like?
Wayne's choreography is born from an image or idea created in his head and then transferred to the dancers' bodies. He is usually specific about where to initiate each movement--whether it's from your heel, your elbows or even your ribcage. And he'll come up with fascinating analogies that clarify the choreography for you.
Have you had any trouble adapting to his style?
How would you describe Borderlands?
As I see it, it shows everything from wild creatures roaming vast lands, to intimate human relationships full of lust and love, to the building and decay of physical and spiritual structures. I think every performance will be a new discovery, which is what I love most about his choreography.
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