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Wayne McGregor and Max Richter collaborate for Barbican installation

Duo present dance piece for the Rain Room.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

14 November 2012 at 8.43am | Comment on this article

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and Infra composer Max Richter are presenting a monthly performance of a new work in the Barbican's Rain Room installation.

The piece sees a troupe of dancers respond to the installation, a room filled with rain by Random International, except where visitors are standing. It is described as an opportunity to "control the rain". This is made possible by 3d sensory cameras fixed to the ceiling, which turn the water supply on and off depending on visitors' movements.

Wayne and Max have collaborated on a number of projects. As well as Infra, they also created Sum; a chamber opera based upon David Eagleman's book Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.

Upcoming performances in the Rain Room will take place on 18 November, 2 December, 20 January and 24 February. The installation is open daily for free without performances until 3 March 2012.

Listen to Max Richter's score for the work

Max Richter's Infra is on stage at the Royal Opera House until 14 November as part of a Mixed Bill also featuring Viscera and Fool's Paradise. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance perform FAR from 15 - 17 November and a Mixed Programme of new works in the Linbury Studio Theatre from 22 - 24 November.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

14 November 2012 at 8.43am

This article has been categorised Dance, Off stage and tagged art, Barbican, by Max Richter, by Wayne McGregor, Far, Infra, installation, Production, Rain Room, Sum, The Barbican, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

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