Overflow - T2133220291In 2017 New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley collaborated with space scientists to create 8 Minutes, combining dance, visuals and music to take audiences on a breath-taking journey to the sun. Known for his adventurous use of technology, Whitley's new work delves into what it means to be human in the era of big data. Overflow features a dazzling kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light, costumes from award-winning designer Ana Rajcevic and an original score from London-based producer Rival Consoles, whose music features in the Netflix series Black Mirror.
|27 Nov 20 to 28 Nov 20||Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224|
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|22 Apr 20||South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731|
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8 Minutes - T0363783840World Premiere. Following on from his innovative digital work Pattern Recognition, Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley takes on the breathtaking scale of space for his company's main stage debut. Working in partnership with the scientists from STFC RAL Space at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 8 Minutes draws inspiration from the images and data of solar science research to explore the spectacular forces at work in the universe and illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life. With a specially created score by the electroacoustic music innovator Daniel Wohl and an installation of high-definition imagery from visual artist Tal Rosner, 8 Minutes creates a striking, immersive environment of dance, music and film.
|22 Mar 18||Arts Depot, Outer London :: V320|
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|23 Nov 17 to 1 Dec 17||Royal Opera House, West End :: V377|
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|10 Oct 17||The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499|
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|27 Jun 17 to 28 Jun 17||Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224|
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Pattern Recognition - T704814676World Premiere. How do we remember in the digital age? In this visually arresting new work, Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley and digital artist Memo Akten join forces at the cutting edge of dance and motion-responsive technology in this new production presented in partnership with Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins. Opening up questions about learning and memory in relation to artificial intelligence, Pattern Recognition furthers a line of enquiry drawing on Whitley's interests in philosophy, technology and design which seeks to redefine the boundaries between dance and other art forms. A former Choreographic Affiliate of The Royal Ballet and recently commissioned by Rambert, BalletBoyz and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Whitley has developed a rapidly-growing reputation for ambitious and intricately-crafted work.
|13 Oct 16||The Point, Eastleigh :: V1114|
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|21 Sep 16||Laban Theatre, Outer London :: V342|
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|7 Apr 16 to 8 Apr 16||Platform Theatre, Inner London :: V1649072558|
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Alexander Whitley Company & Circuit Bendin Orchestra Double Bill - T1181845294A chance to see exceptional choreographer Alexander Whitley's work in an intimate theatre, this performance promises to be electric. Visually striking and kinetically charged, The Measures Taken created in collaboration with digital media artists Marshmallow Laser Feast, uses cutting edge motion-tracking technology to project visuals that interact with the performers' movements in real-time. Asking how it is that the gaze of technology has the potential to change the way we see ourselves? Sound artist Tasos Stamou will present two exploratory music Orchestras incorporating hacked, DIY and handmade instruments. ?Circuit Bending Orchestra' and ?Hackoustic Orchestra' will perform a series of open compositions and conducted improvisations, placed outside the usual stage arrangement in our bar. In an informal, fun and thought provoking sesssion, performers will surround the audience, creating a diffused-sound electroacoustic environment.
|14 Nov 15||Watermans Arts Centre, Outer London :: V339|
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The Measures Taken/The Grit in the Oyster - T1365165531Described as 'dancer turned one to watch choreographer' (The Metro), leading new British choreographer, South Bank Award nominee 2014 and Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate, Alexander Whitley showcases two works in his company's inaugural tour: The Measures Taken commissioned by The Royal Opera House in collaboration with digital artists Marshmallow Laser Feast and The Grit in The Oyster set to the music of one of Britain's most influential composers, Thomas Ades. With influences spanning technology to philosophy and architecture to design, Whitley is a fresh new presence on the UK dance scene.
|19 May 15||The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499|
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|16 Apr 15||Arts Depot, Outer London :: V320|
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|18 Nov 14||Laban Theatre, Outer London :: V342|
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|14 Nov 14||Northgate Arts Centre, Ipswich :: V374262553|
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|8 Oct 14||The Point, Eastleigh :: V1114|
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