Lifetime Achievement Award 2021
And the Award goes to…
Wayne McGregor ©P.Hansen
Every year since 2017, the Prix de Lausanne has been giving an Award to a dancer or a choreographer who has made a strong and significant contribution to the dance world. Beyond the anecdotal statuette for this Award, the main purpose is to highlight the careers of personalities and artists likely to inspire both young talents in the competition as well as accomplished dancers gravitating around the Prix de Lausanne. After John Neumeier, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Marcia Haydée and Carolyn Carlson, it is the turn for the British choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE to receive this Award made in Lausanne:
“Wayne McGregor is an innovative and exceptional contemporary dance choreographer. He has evolved the concept of dance in the 21st century and I congratulate him for his rich virtuosity and brilliance!” (Kathryn Bradney, Artistic and Executive Director, Prix de Lausanne)
The visionary and multi-faceted artist, who is acclaimed in both artistic and academic circles, will accept it live on Arte Concert on February 6th, 2021.
As of 2018, the Prix de Lausanne is lucky to count in its contemporary repertoire two of his variations (Becomings & Chroma), which were very generously offered by McGregor.
Read his full bio