In this visually arresting new work, DanceEast Associate Artist Alexander Whitley (2015 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award nominee) and digital artist Memo Akten (Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica winner) join forces at the cutting edge of dance and motion-responsive technology. Using a system of moving lights, which can track and intelligently respond to the dancers it observes, Pattern Recognition opens up questions about learning and memory in relation to the technology of artificial intelligence.

This new duet features a score by critically acclaimed electronic composer Scanner and Southbank Centre artist-in-residence cellist Oliver Coates. Alexander Whitley has recently been commissioned by Rambert, Candoco and BalletBoyz, is a Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, DanceEast Associate Artist and former Choreographic Affiliate of The Royal Ballet.

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and co-commissioned by DanceEast.


"Unusual, ambitious and refreshing. Very striking images linger in the memory"
Dance Tabs on The Measures Taken
"Here is a dance-work of mercurial imagination, of eager bravura in light or dark, and of brightest possibilities"
Financial Times on Frames

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This performance is part of the One Night Stand season.

All One Night Stand ticket holders can enjoy a half price drink in our bar after the show and feedback their thoughts to members of staff. 

This year we have added an extra loyalty discount – when you book two performances save 10%, three performances save 20% and book all four performances to save a whopping 30%!

This offer is available for the following productions: I Loved You and I Loved You, Pattern Recognition, Nora Invites Aggis, Burrows, Fargion and Tanguy and A Room For All Our Tomorrows.


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