Wayne McGregor: Mind in Motion

Simon Roberts for Time

YOUNG MASTER: McGregor rehearses his new show, Entity

Choreography is a mysterious process. It happens in upstairs rooms and behind closed doors, and the pronouncements of choreographers are often opaque. "You have to put things together like a gefilte fish," said George Balanchine, co-founder of New York City Ballet and the most influential dance maker of the 20th century.

The British choreographer Wayne McGregor, whose credits include Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as well as groundbreaking new works for dance, theater and opera companies, is keen to throw open the doors of those upstairs rooms. "A choreographer is someone who's engaged with physical thinking,"...

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