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Published: October 30, 2013
Category: review

Is Wayne McGregor for Real?

By Rachel Straus

LONDON–When a dance work is purported to derive from a series of digital images, is the dancing qualitatively different? The short answer is no. But thinking about this question was the most interesting part of watching Wayne McGregor’s Atomos, which had its world premiere (Oct. 9-12) at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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Published: February 28, 2012
Category: review

Crystal Pite's Futuristic Choreography

By Rachel Straus

Seeing “The Matrix” in 1999 made my heart sink. It wasn’t Keanu Reeves’s acting that depressed me; it was the advances in live action animation. In the final battle scene, Reeves and Hugo Weaving engage in mortal combat. With millisecond timing, they evade each other’s rocket-force punches by bending their head to []