Wayne McGregor – ToGather/Manchester
Choreography Studio Wayne McGregor
Music Robin Rimbaud – Scanner
Artist Susan Hefuna
Whitworth Gallery Manchester
Part of the Manchester International Festival
The focal point of ToGather was a free public event to which everyone was invited. Local residents, originally from fifteen different countries including Iran, Sierra Leone, Trinidad, Pakistan, Albania and Kuwait, traced individual paths through Whitworth Park. Featuring dancers from Studio Wayne McGregor, the work took creative inspiration from migrants’ experiences and stories. Recognising the social importance of food to migrant communities, a wide range of food and drink stalls were available on the day.
ToGather’s multiple parts combined into a hugely moving whole, a work of great significance and power on this most urgent of subjects.
With an original score by Scanner