Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, a resident company at Sadlers Wells, was formed by Wayne McGregor 18 years ago. It became a byword for radical approach to new technology, incorporating animation, digital film, 3D architecture, electronic sound and virtual dancers into live choreography. In Nemesis (2002), dancers duelled with prosthetic steel arm extensions to a soundtrack incorporating mobile phone conversations; in AtaXia (2004), McGregor's fellowship with the Experimental Psychology department of Cambridge University fuelled the choreography; in Entity (2008), choreographic agents were imagined to a soundscape created by Coldplay collaborator Jon Hopkins and Joby Talbot (Chroma). In FAR (November 17-20, 2010), cutting edge design by rAndom International is fused with choreography made from a radical cognitive research process. Wayne McGregor is the resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet.
rAndom International was founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2002. The studio was set up to extend the perspective of contemporary artistic practice. Working from the fringes of art, design, science and architecture, rAndom develop projects and installations that re-interpret the 'cold' nature of digital-based work and emphasise the interaction between the animate (audience) and the inanimate (object), bringing the two into a powerful relationship of performance. The studio's work has won many awards in the fields art, architecture and design. rAndom are represented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London.