Alexander Whitley Dance Company — Overflow

17 & 18 April 2020

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

In 2017 New Wave Associate Artist Alexander Whitley combined film and dance for 8 Minutes, a breath-taking journey to the sun. Known for his groundbreaking use of technology, Whitley’s new work delves into what it means to be human in the era of big data.

Overflow features a dazzling kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light with creative technologists Fenyce, costumes by fashion artist Ana Rajcevic and a new score by composer Rival Consoles, who has created music, experimenting with “ambient soundscapes, industrial textures, and high-octane club energy” (Pitchfork), for the Netflix series Black Mirror.

Overflow considers how the drive to turn everything into data impacts on human subjectivity. “The mounting pile of data does nothing to answer the simple question ‘Who am I?’” Byung-Chul Han.

"Whitley’s choreography is sinuous, sensuous and elemental"
EVENING STANDARD on 8 Minutes

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R