Atomos (film)

Atomos (film)

Company Wayne McGregor

70 minutes

Wayne McGregor and Ravi Deepres

Executive Producer for The Space
Helen Spencer

Rebecca Marshall, Emily Winfield and Emma Cahusac

Wayne McGregor

Cinematography and Visual Direction
Ravi Deepres

Original Music
A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Set Design
Wayne McGregor

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Costume Design
Studio XO
Costumes in 3D film by Moritz Junge, originally designed for the production UNDANCE

Film and Animation Design
Ravi Deepres, Stephen Spencer, Luke Unsworth and Andy Goodman

Ravi Deepres, Wayne McGregor and Adam Buckmaster

Catarina Carvalho, Travis Clausen-Knight, Alvaro Dule, Louis McMiller, Daniela Neugebauer, James Pett, Fukiko Takase, Po-Lin Tung, Jessica Wright, Anna Nowak and Michael-John Harper


In Atomos, bodies, movement, film, sound and light are atomised into miniature shards of intense sensation. Taking creative points of departure from atomised film, music and biometric data, Wayne McGregor’s choreography is woven into an intense 70 minute film, performed by the incredible dancers of Company Wayne McGregor in his distinctive style - sculptural, rigorous, jarring and hauntingly beautiful.

Known for his unique, tenacious questioning across the interface of art and science and through the body and mind, multi award-winning choreographer and director McGregor has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 25 years. 

Following a highly successful national and international tour of the original stage production, McGregor has extended and translated his acclaimed work Atomos into a unique film experience, directed by McGregor and long-time collaborator Ravi Deepres

Atomos features a soaring score by A Winged Victory For The Sullen, incredible lighting by Lucy Carter, original film footage by Ravi Deepres, and costumes by wearable technology specialists Studio XO. Additional costumes in the middle section of the film by Moritz Junge were originally designed for the production UNDANCE.

Atomos was broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 7 April 2019.

Supported by The Space, Arts Council England, BBC, Visual Communication, Birmingham City University.
With thanks to BT Sport, Timeline TV, Here East, Space-2, The Farm Group.

The original Atomos stage production was 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. Co-commissioned by Fondazione I Teatri, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.  Atomos premiered at Sadler’s Wells, London, UK on 9 October, 2013.

Music by A Winged Victory for the Sullen.
Written by Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie.
Performed by A Winged Victory For The Sullen.
Published by Embassy Music Corporation o/b/o Dustin O’Halloran Music and Lidmusic (BMI).
Appears courtesy of Kranky, Ltd. and Erased Tapes.

Images: Cherine Stewart Lawrence.