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Skin in the Game 

Wednesday, Jan 8 2014
Wayne McGregor has choreographed dances inspired by the physics of the atom, the photography of eccentric Eadweard Muybridge, the abstract paintings of Josef Albers, and more. He has created dances for many of the world's great ballet companies as well as for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In FAR, short for Flesh in the Age of Reason, McGregor works from historian Roy Porter's 2003 book of the same title on the ways Enlightenment-era thought altered the relationship of the mind to its mortal container, as well as illustrations from Diderot's Encyclopédie that reveal the body as a system of pulleys and levers. Using 3,200 LEDs on a unique set piece designed by rAndom International and music by experimental composer Ben Frost, McGregor's Random Dance engages in high-speed choreography that shows bodies at their most technical, even as it inquires into the nature of the soul.
Jan. 17-18, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 19, 2 p.m., 2014

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