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Rain Room

14 February @ 3.00 pm - 9.00 pm


From 14 to 16 February, dancers from Company Wayne McGregor – in the UAE to perform in Autobiography at The Arts Center, NYUAD – will inhabit Random International’s immersive installation Rain Room in Sharjah’s Al Majarrah Park. Continuing nearly a decade of collaboration between Wayne McGregor and Random International, the dancers will perform continuously evolving interventions in the rain to the musical score Rainlight by contemporary composer Max Richter. Choreographed by Wayne McGregor, this work originally premiered at the Barbican’s Curve gallery, London, in 2012.

Rain Room is a 100 square metre field of falling water in a darkened underground space for you to walk through without getting wet. A network of 3tracking cameras installed around the room detect human movement and send instructions to the raindrop controllers to keep the water away from bodies; the work explores how humankind’s relationships to one another and to nature are increasingly mediated through intangible technologies.

Company Wayne McGregor dancers Rebecca Bassett-Graham, Camille Bracher, Jordan James Bridge, Benjamin Holloway, Daniela Neugebauer, Jacob O’Connell and Jessica Wright will perform the dancer interventions in Sharjah. The performances, which are effectively continuous, will be presented over three days.

  • Thursday  14 February 3–9pm
  • Friday 15 February 4–10pm
  • Saturday 16 February 12–5pm


14 February
3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
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