‘Atomos’ to Amaze Kasser Audiences

Wayne McGregor and his company Random Dance bring 'Atomos' to Kasser Theater, a dance show like no other.

‘Atomos’ brings wondrous dance to Kasser.

As the weather begins to slowly start to improve, we are all eager to get out and participate more in the world of arts. Atomos comes to Montclair State University from Wayne McGregor.

McGregor is a British choreographer and director who has created works for companies such as the Paris Opera Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, the New York City Ballet and the Australian Ballet. McGregor has also won many awards, his most recent being awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Dance, and his experience is sure to shine in Atomos.

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McGregor also founded Random Dance, a dance company that puts on shows that tour throughout the world. According to the Random Dance website, “Atomising bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation, Atomos is the newest work by cutting-edge contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor.” Composed of 10 dancers, this show is like no other, as it attempts to represent art and science through the body.

Based off of a combination of modern and random dance, Atomos is approximately 72 minutes running time with no intermission. Running for two consecutive weekends, this show is sure to wow and amaze audiences of all ages! The show times are as follows: March 15 at 8 p.m., March 16 at 3 p.m., March 20 at 7:30 p.m., March 21 at 7:30 p.m., March 22 at 8:00 p.m. and March 23 at 3 p.m.

Refreshments are available at the concession stand before the performance but no food or drink is permitted inside the theater at any time. For light foods and coffee, Cafe Diem is located in close proximity to the theater and connected to the library. For a full menu available 24/7, the Red Hawk Diner is located on the far end of campus.

Tickets are available at the box office located in the Alexander Kasser Theater or online at the Peak Performances website, peakperfs.org. The Kasser Theater is located towards the front of campus next to the Red Hawk Parking Deck. Montclair undergraduate students are permitted one free ticket with their student ID. All tickets are $15. Parking is available in the Red Hawk Deck as well as the Transit Parking Deck across campus. Public transportation that runs directly in front of the Kasser Theater is also available.

For more information about McGregor, Atomos and the Random Dance company, visit their website at randomdance.org.

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