Overflow - on demand

Overflow - on demand

Alexander Whitley Dance Company

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Created in 2019, but now available to watch online for the first time, Alexander Whitley’s mesmerising contemporary dance production asks what it means to be human in the era of big data, seeking to connect with the increasing strangeness of life in a world overflowing with information.

Through a series of intimate solos and expansive group sequences featuring Whitley’s distinctively intricate choreography, Overflow holds a space of tension between fantasy and tragedy, leaving us to ponder our future as our relationship with technology becomes ever more enmeshed.

Overflow features a dazzling kinetic light sculpture created by Children of the Light and programmed by Luca Biada, lighting by Guy Hoare, costumes and biometric face masks by award winning designer Ana Rajcevic and an original score by Rival Consoles, whose music has featured on the Netflix series Black Mirror.

Photo - Johan Persson

Only available until 14 April

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MUSIC – Rival Consoles 

LIGHT INSTALLATION – Children of the Light 




DRAMATURG – Sasha Milavic Davies 

DANCERS - Joshua Attwood, Hannah Ekholm, Tia hockey, David Ledger, Jack Thomson, Yu-Hsien Wu

FILM - Sodium Running time – 70 minutes 

Performance contains flashing lights and partial nudity. 

Overflow was commissioned by Sadler’s Wells Theatre and supported by Arts Council England, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, the London Community Foundation, MA scène nationale - pays de Montbéliard, PRS Foundation’s Open Fund, Bonnie Bird New Choreography Fund, DanceEast, DanceXchange, Gerald Fox and The Edwin Fox Foundation, Charles Glanville and our other individual supporters. 

Original Soundtrack by Rival ConsolesCourtesy of Erased Tapes

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We are an artist led contemporary dance company creating work at the intersection of choreography & technology.

We mak...e digital, online, VR & AR experiences as well as bold technologically-innovative installations & stage productions (Rambert, Balletboyz, Candoco).

Alexander Whitley's intricate choreography draws on his background in classical and contemporary dance and is noted for its strong musicality and striking visual design.

Alexander has created work for several of the UK’s leading companies including The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Balletboyz, Candoco, Gandini Juggling and Birmingham Royal Ballet. Alexander is a founding member of New Movement Collective and a tutor on the Design for Performance and Interaction Masters programme at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He is also a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and a former Choreographic Affiliate of Rambert and The Royal Ballet.

Founding Alexander Whitley Dance Company in 2014, his works have toured the UK and internationally including Sadler’s Wells commissions: Overflow, Strange Stranger, 8 Minutes, Pattern Recognition and The Grit in the Oyster; and Royal Ballet commissions: The Measures Taken and Noumena. Working in partnership with The Guardian’s VR studio he created the virtual reality experience Celestial Motion which has recently been extended into Celestial Motion II in collaboration with HTC Vive Arts.
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