ALEXANDER WHITLEY DANCE COMPANY
Alexander’s recent, awe-inspiring production 8 Minutes took audiences on a breath-taking journey to the sun. His company’s new work, Overflow, is a compelling and timely exploration of the human condition in the era of big data, when personal information is used to predict our actions and human behaviour has become the most prized raw material of the economy.
Featuring an exhilarating new score by Ryan Lee West (Rival Consoles), costumes by award-winning designer, Ana Rajcevic and a kinetic light sculpture from Children of the Light with creative technologists Fenyce and designer Guy Hoare.
Alexander was an Associate Artist at DanceEast (2014 -2016) and formerly an Associate at Rambert and is currently a New Wave Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. We have worked with Alexander on many different levels over the years, including dance workshops within schools. Alexander’s work is a great introduction to dance – his innovative approach to choreography and technology is ground-breaking and we are excited to see the possibilities this relationship creates for dance.
“Whitley discovers a new way of designing contemporary dance which offers boundless, exciting opportunities for the future.”
“Alexander’s work is of particular interest and significance for the way in which it engages with contemporary thinking and current issues. He creates not only beautiful and interesting forms of movement but conceives of choreography as the embodiment of an intellectual pursuit.”
– Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Reviews of 8 MINUTES
“Alexander Whitley’s poetic and playful creation captures the alien unknowableness of the universe, as well as its visual magic”
– The Guardian ★★★★
“Whitley’s choreography is sinuous, sensuous and elemental. The molten bodies of seven excellent dancers are poured into rubbery black bodystockings … and their movements morph like mercury, pooling and dispersing. The group is bound together as if by magnetic force, all individuals but pulled in one direction by the invisible power of the mass. Solar-powered beauty.”
– London Evening Standard ★★★★