American Premiere - A Peak Commission Atomos Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Mar 15, 2014 8:00 pm; Mar 16, 2014 3:00 pm; Mar 20, 2014 7:30 pm; Mar 21, 2014 7:30 pm; Mar 22, 2014 8:00 pm; Mar 23, 2014 3:00 pm Buy Tickets


Choreography and Direction by Wayne McGregor
Original Score performed by A Winged Victory For The Sullen and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)
Lighting Design By Lucy Carter
Video Design by Ravi Deepres
Costume Design by Studio XO

Atomos is the newest full-length work by cutting-edge choreographer Wayne McGregor. Imagining the indivisible order created through uncuttable structures and interwoven with an architectural manipulation of bodies, the choreography of Atomos grows from the form of the atom. This world premiere sees ten incredible dancers perform McGregor’s unique style - sculptural, rigorous, jarring, and hauntingly beautiful. Neo-classical ambient composers A Winged Victory For The Sullen provide the soaring score (performing live), and costumes are designed by Studio XO, whose groundbreaking wearable technologies and digital skins put them at the forefront of fashion and technology.

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Read The Star-Ledger's review of Atomos.

Read The Guardian U.K.'s review of Atomos.

Atomos is co-produced by Sadler's Wells, London, UK; Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA: Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany; and Festival Montpellier Danse 2014. Atomos is co-commissioned by Fondazione | Teatre, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.

Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Works & Process

Wed Mar 12 - Guggenheim Museum - 7:30 PM Public

Prior to the American premiere of Wayne McGregor’s newest dance work, Atomos, his company will give the audience an up-close look at the process of making choreography. Drawing on excerpts from Atomos, the dancers use the principles and tools of choreographic thinking to create live in front of the audience. Jedediah Wheeler, Peak Performance’s Executive Director, and David Kirsh, Professor of Cognitive Science at U.C. San Diego and R-Research collaborator, will join McGregor in discussion. For tickets and more information, visit the Guggenheim webpage

Sneak Peek

Thu Mar 20 - Alexander Kasser Theater Lobby - 6:00 PM Public

6:00 pm - Savory snacks

6:15 - 7:00 pm - Conversation with Dr. Mika Munakata (Math Education) and Dr. Ashwin Vaidya (Physics) 

Join Dr. Mika Munakata and Dr. Ashwin Vaidya of the Department of Mathematical Sciences for an informal pre-show chat about the arts and sciences, an interconnected relationship often embodied in the work of Atomos choreographer Wayne McGregor.  No ticket is required for the Sneak Peek.  This event is free and open to the public.  Visit the MSU Event Calendar for more information

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