Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley, has rapidly established a reputation for creating highly ambitious and intellectually engaged work with innovation and digital technology at its core.
Anti-Body explores the biological form of the human body and the technological drive to transcend it. Three performers, isolated yet connected digitally in an interactive space of motion responsive visuals created by Uncharted Limbo Collective, explore tensions between mind and body, containment and connection, and the desire to be unique as well as part of something larger than ourselves.
Emmy-nominated composer Hannah Peel and music producer Kincaid create the soundtrack to this captivating new performance.
“Dancers become cogs in the machine of Whitley’s visually dazzling take on technology” – The Observer on Overflow
This performance contains haze, strobe and flashing lights
Artistic Director and Choreographer: Alexander Whitley
Digital Artists: Uncharted Limbo Collective (George Adamopoulos, Eleana Polychronaki, Chris Waters)
Creative Technologist: Luca Biada (Fenyce)
Music: Hannah Peel and Kincaid
Light Design: Sara Ward
Grid photo by Sodium and Bullet Creative.
Anti-Body is supported by Arts Council England, DanceEast, DCMS Culture Recovery Fund, John Ellerman Foundation, ERMAK Group, MA scène nationale- Pays de Montbéliard, Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust, Charles Glanville, and the generous support of individual donors. In kind support from Queen Mary University London, Sodium, Target 3D.
ABOUT ALEXANDER WHITLEY
Choreographer Alexander Whitley creates technologically innovative and thought-provoking stage productions and explores the creative potential of digital platforms. As a former DanceEast Associate Artist and a current New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, he has choreographed for The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Balletboyz, Candoco, Gandini Juggling, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Hessisches Staatsballett, Germany. Founding AWDC in 2014, his works have toured the UK and internationally including Sadler’s Wells commissions: Overflow, Strange Stranger, 8 Minutes, Pattern Recognition and The Grit in the Oyster; and Royal Ballet commissions: The Measures Taken and Noumena. Working with The Guardian’s VR studio he created Celestial Motion and Celestial Motion II for VR in collaboration with HTC Vive Arts. His interest in motion capture technology has driven him to create new work for screen; the Digital Body project launched in lockdown 2020 to remotely create digital dance films, an AR filter for Instagram, and his Chaotic Body films, available on the soon to be launched AWDC App. He is currently working on Future Rites, a VR experience based on The Rite of Spring.
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