Saturday 13 March 2021 to Sunday 14 March 2021

As part of the UK-Russia Creative Bridge programme, the forum featured two practical master classes for dancers with professional background interested in contemporary dance and technology. An online repertoire and creative programme centred around Wayne’s piece the Living Archive, created using an AI choreographic tool developed in collaboration with Google, was a starting point for both masterclasses.

Participants of masterclasses had an opportunity to be taught company repertoire, learn material taken from ten solos created by Studio Wayne McGregor as part of the development of the tool and the opportunity to use the AI tool to develop material and gain an insight into Wayne’s creative practice. The programme was delivered by a team of McGregor’s dancers.

‘Studio Wayne McGregor delivered a fantastic virtual project for our BA2 students over three intensive weeks of rehearsals during the lockdown in June. The project challenged the students through an innovative and rigorous approach to movement at a time when this was difficult to achieve. The project was one of the highlights for our students, leading to a new confidence in themselves as dance artists. The whole creative team provided an outstanding learning experience, fully engaging our students at all levels. We couldn't have hoped for more.’ — Stephanie Schober, course leader. 

About trainers

Eileih Muir

Born in Derby, Eileih trained at London Studio Centre before completing a Masters at The London Contemporary Dance School. After graduating she became an apprentice with NDCWales before joining Richard Alston Dance Company. Eileih has since worked as a freelance artist with Joss Arnott, Itzik Galili and Shobana Jeyasingh as well as guesting with companies in the UK and Europe. Alongside her work as a dancer, Eileih co-founded multidisciplinary company Flavour&Some and works alongside her partner, choreographing and directing immersive experiences. Eileih joined Company Wayne McGregor in June 2019 to perform Tree of Codes with Paris Opera Ballet.

Jordan James Bridge

After training at London Contemporary Dance School, Jordan joined Alexander Whitley Dance Company performing The Measures Taken and The Grit In The Oyster. Jordan has also toured with Tavaziva Dance Company in 2015/16 and the Spring of 2017, for the evocative new work Africarmen. In 2016 he joined Michael Clark Company, performing a featured role in LAND during the critically acclaimed To a Simple, Rock and Roll... Song tour both nationally and internationally. Jordan is also Resident Choreographer for youth company Berkshire County Dance Company Youth and has taught extensively over the UK. Jordan joined Company Wayne McGregor in 2017.