Nemesis

Nemesis
2002

Company
Company Wayne McGregor

Duration
60 minutes

Concept, Direction and Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Music
Scanner

Mechanical Extensions and Costume
Jim Henson's Creature Workshop

Creative Director
Jamie Courtier

Designer
Sharon Smith 

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Fashion Design
Stonewood & Bryce

Video Design and Photos
Ravi Deepres

After Effects Compositing
Luke Unsworth

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 Source

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'

The Guardian

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.