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Wayne McGregor distilled the essence of Virginia Woolf while others tackled Milton and Samuel Beckett, and the beauty of maturity found champions in Alessandra Ferri and Sylvie Guillem

The exquisitely verbal art and life of Virginia Woolf was an unlikely source for a new ballet by Wayne McGregor. As a choreographer, his sensibility is so speedy, so physical, so entirely 21st-century, that he and Woolf might have come from different planets. Yet some chemistry sparked between them and made Woolf Works the most surprising, exhilarating piece of dance I saw all year.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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