2018 is the 25th anniversary of Studio Wayne McGregor and to celebrate, the company would like to give 15,000 hours of space away to artists through its FreeSpace programme, helping them to share their time and skills with others.
Choreographer Wayne McGregor started his own company 25 years ago, supported as a young artist to make his own work, experiment and take risks. Since the first performance at ‘Resolution’ at The Place, Wayne has made work for companies around the world, the company has toured Company Wayne McGregor for over two decades, experimented in artistic, technological and scientific collaboration, and reached over 150,000 people through learning and engagement programmes.
Studio Wayne McGregor opened as the company’s own studios in 2017, and the aim was always to create a space for artists, as well as a making place for Wayne and the company. However, the aim was also to share this space with others, and support other artists as Wayne had been supported, share the company’s resources, and encourage others to share their creative skills in return. As a result, the FreeSpace programme was developed.
Through FreeSpace, the company invites choreographic artists into the world-class studio spaces for free, in return for them gifting back their time to delivering free learning and engagement in schools and local communities. So far 100 artists have taken part, using 4,500 hours and engaging with 2,000 people in exchange. The programme therefore allows space to develop ideas without expectations or limitations, had has a huge impact as a result.
To celebrate Studio Wayne McGregor’s 25th birthday, it would like to give away 15,000 hours before Wayne’s 50th birthday in March 2020 – over 178 weeks of space to artists, and 178 days of learning and engagement projects that FreeSpace artists will give for free.
For more information regarding the FreeSpace programme follow this link.