Atomos

Atomos
2013

Company
Company Wayne McGregor

Duration
70 minutes

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
XO

Originally danced by
Catarina Carvalho, Travis Clausen-Knight, Alvaro Dule, Michael-John Harper, Louis McMiller, Daniela Neugebauer, Anna Nowak, James Pett, Fukiko Takase, Jessica Wright.

Premiere date and venue
9 October 2013, Sadler's Wells, London

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'THRILLING FLIGHTS OF GRANDEUR AND LYRICISM' 

The Guardian

Atomos  grows out of the smallest unit of matter. Bodies, movement, film, sound and light are atomised into miniature shards of intense sensation.

Ten incredible dancers perform the unique style of Wayne McGregor – 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 and a soaring score by neo-classical ambient composers A Winged Victory For The Sullen. XO collaborated with Studio Wayne McGregor to create the costumes for Atomos. By using their XOX emotional wearable technology, they mapped the dancers biometrics and designed digital skins inspired by each dancers emotional algorithms.

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'SIMPLY EXTRAORDINARY… McGREGOR'S CHOREOGRAPHIC CURIOSITY HASN'T LOST ITS POWER TO THRILL' 

The Guardian

Watch an interview with McGregor on the creation of Atomos by Judith Mackrell of The Guardian here. Read reviews of Atomos in The Observer and The Guardian

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; Festival Montpellier Danse 2014. 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.

Images and trailer by Ravi Deepres. 

Atomos trailer by Ravi Deepres

Rehearsal footage of Wayne McGregor and company dancers in the creation of Atomos, courtesy of Wellcome Collection.

Video on the fashion technolofy used in the development of Atomos, by Studio XO