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Composer: Frost, Ben (b. 1980)

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Year of birth1980
NationalityAustralia
Period20th century
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Wayne McGregor's FAR in Montréal

Alexander Whitney and Catarina Carvalho in FAR © Ravi Deepres
Wayne McGregor astounds with his choreographic virtuosity, entrancing soundtrack and mesmerizing set design in FAR: this postmodern look at the body creates a veritable lexicon of movement. At Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal.
****1
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A celebratory night of dance at the ROH with Wayne McGregor's FAR

FAR / Random Dance  ©  Ravi Deepres
FAR stands for Flesh in the Age of Reason, the title of Roy Porter’s last, magisterial work (tagline: “How the Enlightenment transformed the way we see our bodies and souls”). Porter’s book is a history of the relationship between flesh and spirit in the 18th century.
****1
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A testing step too far

Rankin / EMI
Wayne McGregor is a rare talent. Supremely intelligent and creative, he has forged a new language of dance, one which is uncompromising and always challenging, especially when he works with his own company Random Dance.
**111
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