Arts & Events

Company Wayne McGregor or The Question of Meaning in Dance

Reviewed by James Roy MacBean and Kathryn Roszak
Friday January 22, 2016 - 12:40:00 PM

On Saturday evening, Jan. 16, I (James Roy MacBean) attended a much anticipated dance event by the London-based Company Wayne McGregor, a group that formerly went under the name Random Dance. For this event, held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre under the aegis of San Francisco Performances, I was accompanied by local dance choreographer Kathryn Roszak, who had indicated she would enjoy contributing occasional reviews of dance events to Berkeley Daily Planet. After the performance, Kathryn and I launched into a dialogue about the piece entitled “Atomos” we had just seen. I began by asking her how she would situate the boundary-crossing mixed media explorations of Wayne McGregor within contemporary dance. -more-