IN CELEBRARTION of the National Youth Dance Company’s 10th anniversary, Sadler’s Wells, NYDC Guest Artistic Director and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Wayne McGregor CBE have announced a collaboration with enigmatic British designer, Grace Wales Bonner.
The partnership bolsters Wales Bonner’s ever-evolving brand, further cementing her as one of the most influential artists in the British creative scene.
Bridging the gap between fashion and dance, Bonner has designed a series of garments to be showcased in McGreggor’s Novacene, which debuted at The Lowlry in Salford last weekend, and will arrive at Sadler’s Wells in early June before launching into a tour of the UK.
NYDC x Wayne McGregor x Grace Wales Bonner. Photo: Jack Thomson
‘I have always been inspired by the rich and expressive gestures of dance in designing silhouettes, so it has been a great pleasure to collaborate with NYDC and Wayne McGregor. I hope these custom Wales Bonner pieces allow the young artists to shine with their full individuality and energy,’ mentioned the designer in reflection of the exciting collaboration.
by Ben Sanderson