Alexander Whitley Dance Company — Pattern Recognition

7 - 9 April 2016

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Platform Theatre

Central Saint Martins, Handyside St, N1C 4AA


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. Featuring an original score by Scanner and Oliver Coates, Whitley will be performing alongside Natalie Allen (Sydney Dance Company).

"Scene-by-scene it's extraordinary"
THE GUARDIAN (on The Measures Taken)

Pattern Recognition has been commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, co-commissioned by DanceEast and co-produced by Hessisches Staatsballett/Staatstheater Darmstadt & Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Germany) and MA Scène Nationale –Pays de Montbéliard (France) with additional support from Arts Council England, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Goldsmiths University of London, Jerwood Space, Middlesex University and Greenwich Dance Agency. The New Wave Associates programme is supported by Esmée Fairbain Foundation. Alexander Whitley Dance Company is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.

Platform Theatre

Central Saint Martins, Handyside St, N1C 4AA

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