From the smallest units of matter, comes Atomos

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Ten incredible dancers perform the unique style of Wayne McGregor – sculptural, rigorous, jarring and hauntingly beautiful.

Following a national and international tour, Wayne McGregor has extended and translated his acclaimed work Atomos into a commission for the screen, with an hour-long film released across digital platforms and ‘atomised’ into short pieces of film that can be experienced over time.

Atomos choreographed by Wayne McGregor. Photo - Ravi Deepres
Atomos choreographed by Wayne McGregor. Photo – Ravi Deepres

Wayne worked alongside a team of artists to create Atomos, including longtime collaborators lighting designer Lucy Carter and filmmaker Ravi Deepres and the score was created by neo-classical ambient composers A Winged Victory For The Sullen.

Studio XO collaborated with Wayne McGregor on costumes for the production. They were created by employing emotional wearable technology which mapped the dancers biometrics and then designed digital skins inspired by each dancers emotional algorithms. There’s an interesting video about this here.

Atomos on the BBC

#DancePassion will be celebrated in dedicated programming across the BBC between 31 March and 6 April. TV programming will feature recent critically acclaimed performances of English National Ballet and Akram Khan’s Giselle and Company Wayne McGregor’s Atomos, both The Space commissions for BBC Arts which will be broadcast on BBC Four.

Atomos was perviosly seen at The Manchester Science Festival on Saturday 21 October at 5pm where long-time collaborator Ravi Deepres discussed this incredible work.

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