Behind Company Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography

A Dance Experience that is Never The Same Twice

A Message from Rachel Moore, The Music Center’s president and CEO

We spend many months, sometimes years, planning the engagements we present as part of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.  Our own “R&D” is critical to ensure we bring the very best companies to Los Angeles audiences, and this 16th season of our dance series is no exception.

In fact, we launch our 18/19 season with a company that challenges all our planning with a work that is never the same twice! Instead, Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography is continuously reinvented with each performance, reminding us of the accidental or unplanned nature of our own lives. What an incredible example of how dance can communicate the distinctiveness of who we are as human beings.


In Autobiography, Wayne McGregor fuses science and the human form to create a cycle of 23 choreographic portraits informed by the sequencing of his own genome.

I have such great respect for all the dancers who grace our stages but truly stand in awe of both the athleticism and the challenges faced by the dancers in Company Wayne McGregor.  Much as I know they have practiced their parts repeatedly, each time they take the stage, the expectations are different.  In fact, in a nod to his own genomic portrait, McGregor has created 23 different sequences in Autobiography and used a computer algorithm to determine the order.  Neither the audience nor the dancers know what comes next.  That’s the genius of this incredible choreographer who takes us on his own personal journey as he explores the connection of the body to movement.

We hope you will join us for this breathtaking dance experience, October 5 – 7, 2018.

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Our season continues immediately after Company Wayne McGregor with our presentation of L.A.’s own Diavolo I Architecture in Motion® on October 12-14, 2018, once again at The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre.  Diavolo is returning to The Music Center following its success as one of the top 10 finalists in season 12 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.  I hope you will be there to witness these athletic daredevils who will wow us with their performances.


Rachel Moore
President and CEO
The Music Center

Company Wayne McGregor

October 5, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
October 6, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
October 7, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.

The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre

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