Company Wayne McGregor


Duration 80 min

What does it mean to write the story of your own life? For 25 years Wayne McGregor has created choreographies that ask questions about life through the experience of the body. Now the well-known British choreographer turns to the body as archive in order to create a series of choreographic portraits. For his first study, “Autobiography,” McGregor had his own DNA decoded, then created a dynamic dance mosaic accompanied by the sounds of the electro-musician Jlin: an abstract mediation for ten dancers on aspects of the self, life and writing algorithmically assembled in a unique order for every performance.

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  • Cast

    Concept, Artistic Direction, Choreography


    Tänzer*innen der Company Wayne McGregor



    Stage Design & Projection

    Ben Cullen Williams

    Lighting Design

    Lucy Carter

    Costume Design

    Aitor Throup


    Uzma Hameed

  • Credits

    Production: Company Wayne McGregor. Co-Production: Studio Wayne McGregor, Sadler’s Wells London, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Edinburgh International Festival, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North  Carolina at Chapel Hill, Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg. Co-Commissioned by: West Kowloon Cultural District Hong Kong, Festival Diaghilev. P.S. St.  Petersburg, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimarães, Seattle Theatre Group (music), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance London. Musik by Jlin in partnership with Unsound.

    Tanz im August zu Gast im Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

Price: 15€ / 25€ / 35€ / 45€
Discount: 15€ / 18€ / 24€ / 29€
Ticket information

Past dates

Fri 17.8.

from 19:00 to 20:20Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Sat 18.8.

from 19:00 to 20:20Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Notes: Free bus transfer after the performance → Robyn Orlin (HAU1)

Sun 19.8.

from 17:00 to 18:20Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Notes: Free bus transfer after the performance → Robyn Orlin (HAU1)


Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstr. 24, 10719 Berlin

The Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Schaperstraße 24 has wheelchair access without steps to the foyer and to the auditorium on the ground floor. A wheelchair accessible lift is available for the upper foyers. This lift is equipped with tactile lettering. There is a WC on the ground floor for persons with restricted mobility.