Wed 16 September
Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow
Alexander Whitley Dance Company
Alexander’s recent production 8 Minutes took audiences on a breath-taking journey to the sun. Known for his ground-breaking use of technology, Alexander considers what it means to be human in the era of big data.
Born in 1980, Alexander Whitley is a London-based choreographer working at the cutting edge of British contemporary dance. As artistic director of Alexander Whitley Dance Company he has developed a reputation for a bold interdisciplinary approach to dance making, embracing digital technologies. He has also created work for several of the UK’s leading companies including Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet and Rambert.
‘Nearly two years in the making, Overflow is a political piece by any measure — a survey of our spiritual condition under surveillance capitalism, and our relationship to the machines that increasingly govern our lives.’ The Financial Times
Digital technology, now a seemingly indispensable part of modern life, is radically transforming how we experience and at in the world. Overflow considers how our desires, fantasies and vulnerabilities are powerfully influenced by social platforms and explores what lurks beneath our compulsions to check, share and like.
Overflow features a dazzling kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light with creative technologist Luca Biada and lighting designer Guy Hoare, costumes and body artefacts by award winning designer Ana Rajcevic and an original score by Rival Consoles.
Alexander Whitley: ‘We’re being hyperstimulated into excessive activity’
Recommended age guidance 14+
Images by Tom Andrew
“Whitley’s choreography is sinuous, sensuous and elemental”
“Whitley discovers a new way of designing contemporary dance which offers boundless, exciting opportunities for the future.”