ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE
Boundary-blurring choreographer Wayne McGregor’s company returns to San Francisco Performances with Atomos, an evening length work that features sculptural, rigorous movement with a jarring and hauntingly lyrical edge. McGregor—who irreverently mixes up the interface between the arts, sciences and technology—describes Atomos as “atomizing bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation.”
Company Wayne McGregor was founded in 1992 and became the instrument upon which McGregor evolved his fast and articulate choreographic style. With collaboration at the centre of his practice, McGregor has innovated new work with world class artists including composers Scanner, Jon Hopkins and Ben Frost; visual artists Mark Wallinger and rAndom International; and film-makers Jane and Louise Wilson and Ravi Deepres. Collaboration with science and technology communities has also fuelled choreography mined from radical cognitive research processes. This unique, tenacious questioning between artists and artistic mediums, across the interface of science and art, through the body and mind, has ensured that Company Wayne McGregor has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 20 years.