Company Wayne McGregor
Concept, Direction and Choreography
Mechanical Extensions and Costume
Jim Henson's Creature Workshop
Stonewood & Bryce
Digital Video Design and Photography
After Effects Compositing
Animation and Visual Effects
Mark Hatchard, Ellie Koorlander, Edmund Kolloen, Duncan Price
Originally danced by
Ben Ash, Catherine Bennett, Theo Clinkard, Claire Cunningham, Julian De Leon, Laila Diallo, Darren Ellis, Odette Hughes, Niklas Laustiola, Wayne McGregor and Anna Williams
Premiere date and venue
25 January 2002, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK
'WAYNE McGREGOR'S RADICAL VISION BRISTLES WITH A RELENTLESS ENERGY SCULPTED INTO LUSH FUTURISTIC SHAPES'
- Allen Robertson, The Source
The result of collaborations with artists working at the height of their fields, Nemesis explores the relationship between body, screen and machine. Extraterrestrial dance meets reality TV.
Nemesis is a live stage and visual work for ten dancers drawing on themes of virtual reality. It is named after the Greek goddess of vengeance, and inspired by a visit to the dilapidated In and Out club in Piccadilly. Nemesis explores emotion and mood, making explicit a non-linear, visually literate and communicative world.
The creation of Nemesis celebrated the company's tenth anniversary.
'A KIND OF SCI-FI APOCALYPSE… NOTHING QUITE LIKE NEMESIS HAS EVER BEEN SEEN ON THE DANCE STAGE'
- Judith Mackrell, The Guardian
Nemesis is 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: Ravi Deepres.