This translates into cutting-edge, thought-provoking works where technology is central. His latest piece, Overflow, the spring premiere of which at Sadler's Wells was stymied by the Covid-19 lockdown, features a kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light,
Now, as Sadler's Wells opens its doors to live performance, we'll finally get the chance to see Whitley's Overflow.
Pre-publicity tells us Overflow considers how our desires, fantasies and vulnerabilities are powerfully influenced by social platforms and explores what lurks beneath our compulsions to check, share and like.
Or, in other words, what it means to be human in the age of big data. As Whitley himself put it, 'I’ve drawn inspiration from a wealth of fascinating writing exposing the social, political and psychological transformations we are experiencing in the era of big data and considered the impact this is having on personal autonomy and collective action.'
Danced by the Alexander Whitley Company, Overflow has costumes by the award-winning designer Ana Rajcevic and an original score from London-based producer Rival Consoles, whose music features in the Netflix series Black Mirror.
Knowing Alexander Whitley, the work will require a little work and engagement from the audience; but will offer ample rewards with its dazzling visual effects, exacting choreography and committed performances from all his dancers.
General Booking opens on Thursday 15 October.
Priority booking from Monday 12 October.
|What||Alexander Whitley, Overflow, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
27 Nov 20 – 28 Nov 20, 19:30 Sat mat at 14:30 Dur.: 1 hour 10 mins, no interval
|Website||Click here to book|