Company Wayne McGregor
Concept, Direction and Choreography
Mechanical Extensions and Costume
Jim Henson's Creature Workshop
Stonewood & Bryce
Video Design and Photos
After Effects Compositing
Additional animated material created by
Mark Hatchard, Ellie Koorlander, Edmund Kolloen, Duncan Price
Premiere date and venue
25 January 2001, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
'WAYNE McGREGOR'S RADICAL VISION BRISTLES WITH A RELENTLESS ENERGY SCULPTED INTO LUSH FUTURISTIC SHAPES'
The result of collaborations with artists working at the height of their fields, Nemesis explored the relationship between body, screen and machine. Extraterrestrial dance meets reality TV.
Nemesis was a live stage and visual work for ten dancers drawing on themes of virtual reality. It was named after the Greek goddess of vengeance, and inspired by a visit to the dilapidated In and Out club in Piccadilly. Nemesis explored emotion and mood, making explicit a non-linear, visually literate and communicative world.
Nemesis was created to celebrate the company's tenth anniversary.
'A KIND OF SCI-FI APOCALYPSE… NOTHING QUITE LIKE NEMESIS HAS EVER BEEN SEEN ON THE DANCE STAGE'
Nemesis was supported by the Arts Council of England and Southern Arts, co-commissioned by South Hill Park, Swindon Dance, Sadler's Wells and DanceEast.
Additional Animated material created with the support of a Year of the Artist Award from Southern Arts. With special thanks to Nico Clark and the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth.
Images by Ravi Deepres.