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Award winning production - Entity
Award winning production - Entity

Press Release - 27 January 2009

Dance production wins top award

A dance production co-commissioned by the University of Bath’s ICIA (Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts) has won a prestigious South Bank Show award.

‘Entity’ was one of the two productions which helped Wayne McGregor/ Random Dance to win the South Bank Show Award for Dance.

The awards will be broadcast on ITV1 Wednesday 28 January, at 10.35pm

John Struthers, ICIA director , said: "I am delighted by the results of the awards as commissioning is an important part of our dance development strategy. To be able to work with top international artists reflects well on ICIA and the University."

Each year ICIA invests in the commissioning and development of six or more innovative companies or artists across a range of art forms.

‘Entity’ received its world premiere at Sadler's Wells in spring 2008 and has been praised by critics as ground breaking and technically astonishing in its field.

Collecting his award from Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, Wayne McGregor said: "I'm lucky enough to work with some of the most incredible dancers in the world - both from The Royal Ballet and from my own company, Wayne McGregor/ Random Dance - and I'd particularly like to thank them for inspiring me."

British choreographer Wayne McGregor is the artistic director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, resident company at Sadler's Wells since 2001, resident choreographer of the Royal Ballet (appointed in 2006) and the government's first Youth Dance Champion (appointed in 2008). McGregor is also a frequent creator of new work for La Scala, Milan, Paris Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and English National Ballet; as well as movement director for theatre and film (including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

McGregor is also a frequent creator of new work for La Scala, Milan, Paris Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and English National Ballet; as well as movement director for theatre and film (including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).

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