Fifteen months into his appointment as the Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer, Wayne McGregor is settling in nicely. He negotiates the labyrinthine corridors of the Royal Opera House with a practised and purposeful air. His long strides lead us both into a room where he sits on a too-small sofa and begins to stretch sideways, a seemingly automatic gesture of preparation.
When he finally sits still, his posture is languorous, but as soon as he starts to talk his conversation is explosive. It is a compelling combination.