Company Wayne McGregor
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
4 August 2013, Roundhouse, London
Azimuth was devised to accompany Conrad Shawcross's Timepiece, the spectacular mechanical light sculpture suspended above the Roundhouse's epic main space during August 2013.
The vast eight-metre faceless clock responded to the building's circular shape and 24 towering support pillars. It flooded the space with layers of light and shadow, turning the Roundhouse itself into a timepiece and inspiring a fresh look at time.
Played out in the awe-inspiring instrument, Azimuth saw Company Wayne McGregor dancers orbit the machine in a series of 24 kinetic interventions, silent meditations and enigmatic shadow drawings.
Conrad Shawcross introduced Kirsty Lang from BBC's Front Row to his installation. Listen again on iPlayer (from 16:35).
Timepiece was part of Bloomberg summer at the Roundhouse, supported by the Roundhouse Producing Circle.
Images by Ravi Deepres with Alicia Clarke. Video by Leo Fawkes, courtesy of the Roundhouse.