Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
"simply extraordinary… McGregor's choreographic curiosity hasn't lost its power to thrill" - Guardian ****
"beyond beautiful" - Times ****
Atomising bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation, Atomos is the newest work by cutting-edge contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor.
Known for his unique, tenacious questioning across the interface of art and science and through the body and mind, McGregor has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 20 years.
Ten incredible dancers perform McGregor’s unique style - sculptural, rigorous, jarring and hauntingly beautiful.
He is accompanied by a team of sensational artists including longtime collaborators lighting designer Lucy Carter and filmmaker Ravi Deepres, along with costumes by the ground-breaking designers of wearable technologies, Studio XO. Neo-classical ambient composers A Winged Victory For The Sullen provide the soaring score.
2014 tour dates:
5-6 March: Laban Theatre, London, UK
15-23 March: Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA - with live music from the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (US premiere)
29 March: de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
1 April: Cultuurcentrum, Hasselt, Belgium
Concept, Direction, Set: Wayne McGregor
Choreography: Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the dancers
Music: A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Lighting Design: Lucy Carter
Film and Set Photography: Ravi Deepres
Costume Design: Studio XO
Dancers: Catarina Carvalho, Travis Clausen-Knight, Alvaro Dule, Michael-John Harper, Louis McMiller, Daniela Neugebauer, Anna Nowak, James Pett, Fukiko Takase, Jessica Wright.
Premiere: 9 October 2013, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK
Atomos is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, London, UK; Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA; Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany; and Festival Montpellier Danse 2014, Montpellier, France.
Atomos is co-commissioned by Fondazione I Teatri, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.
Atomos is supported by The Idlewild Trust.
Atomos trailer made by Ravi Deepres.
Upcoming performances, as part of "Made at Sadler's Wells" triple bill with Russell Maliphant's Afterlight (Part One) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Faun:
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 29-30 Oct 2013 - http://www.edtheatres.com/sadlerswells
Belfast Opera House, 1, 2 Nov 2013 - http://www.goh.co.uk/made-at-sadlers-wells
UNDANCE is an extraordinary collaboration between three artists at the forefront of British culture - composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, choreographer Wayne McGregor and artist Mark Wallinger. With a visual world created by Turner Prize-winning Wallinger, UNDANCE is performed by the 10 dancers of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and set to Turnage's original score. Inspiration comes from American sculptor Richard Serra's Compilation of Verbs and the work of photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge.
Direction & Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Music: Mark Anthony Turnage
Costume Design: Moritz Junge
Set Design: Mark Walliinger & The OpenEnded Group
Lighting Design: Lucy Carter
Premiere: 1 December 2011, Sadler's Wells, London, UK