McGregor's Future Self at Venice Biennale Danza

Published: 21 June 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Random International / Company Wayne McGregor Future Self, 2012. MADE space, Berlin. Credit: Ravi Deepres, courtesy of Random International

Random International and Company Wayne McGregor will present Future Self at the 15th International Festival of Contemporary Dance (23 July–1 August 2021) as part of First Sense, McGregor’s inaugural programme as Director of the Venice Biennale Danza.

Future Self is a performative light installation that studies human movement created by Random International as a three-dimensional living sculpture that presents viewers with a full-length image of their bodies as tiny points of light, reacting to those who surround it.

Choreographed by Wayne McGregor, two dancers explore the installation, communicating with one another and their own reflections through light as well as the body. A score by composer Max Richter accompanies the work.

Embodied Action is one of the places where the 15th Festival of Contemporary Dance and the 17th Exhibition of Architecture: 'How Will We Live Together?' intersect and includes three installation works: Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jan Fabre's Not Once, Wilkie Branson's Tom and Future Self.

There will be ten days of events with more than 100 artists, all Italian premières, two world premières and three European premières.