As a choreographer Wayne McGregor is not just ground-breaking, he is more like colossal. The Artistic Director of the company which bears his name, the Wayne McGregor|Random Dance, is notable for creating choreographies at the limit of what the human body is capable of achieving through performance. Hence this frontier between mind and body is one of the features of McGregor’s work that often resonates in our senses.
Atomos is a piece that reflects on the nature of the human body and the shape of its movements. The choreography is enveloped by the music of A Winged Victory For The Sullen, a tailor-made suit, builds surprising forms in expansion, complex contours and curved lines which produce esoteric shapes.
In short, Atomos is essentially a spectacular piece of visual and plastic art which releases a symphony of colours, thanks to magnificent lighting design by Lucy Carter and costume design by Studio XO, all highlighted by the appearance of 3D displays by Ravi Deepres in the heart of the show. Superb set.