Atomic

From familiar crushes to claustrophobic dreams, Atomic was about tiny worlds and shared spaces.

To the strains of plainsong and the pulse of contemporary rock, the 3 characters manipulated and transformed their world. As the setting shifted from a train to a library to a clothes store changing room we saw their hopes and dreams. We watched their tales unfold as they jockeyed for position to claim their patch in their ever-changing shrinking world. Once the equilibrium of the small space was disturbed, the particles and people became unstable...

Atomic wasn't intended to be a literal story but more of a tapestry - a blend of interlacing pictures and scenes which shared a common theme.

Premiered | 1999, UK

Credits
Artistic Director
Kevin Finnan
Choreography
Kevin Finnan & the Company
Dancers
Caroline Bridges, Dave McKenna & Helen Parlor

Production team
Set Design
Simon Dorman
Set Construction
Oblique
Lighting Design
Mark Parry
Production Manager
Stephen Bailey

  "A visual poem in which style and content are equal partners and action and images merge"
Dance Theatre Journal




Lisi Perry and Lee Powell performing in Motionhouse’s Atomic – Photography by Chris Nash

 

 
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Lee Powell and Lisi Perry performing in Motionhouse’s Atomic – Photography by Chris NashCaroline Bridges and Dave McKenna performing in Motionhouse’s Atomic – Photography by Rog PalmerHelen Parlor and Lee Powell performing in Motionhouse’s Atomic – Photography by Chris NashHelen Parlor, Caroline Bridges and Dave McKenna performing in Motionhouse’s Atomic – Photography by Rog PalmerDave McKenna, Helen Parlor and Caroline Bridges performing in Motionhouse’s Atomic – Photography by Chris Nash

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