Alexander Whitley Dance Company GB
Choreography: Alexander Whitley
With an installation of high-definition imagery from award-winning visual artist Tal Rosner and a score by the electroacoustic music innovator Daniel Wohl, 8 Minutes explores the multiple ways we relate to our home star; from our sophisticated scientific knowledge of it, the rhythms it provides to our lives. Dance, film and music take us on a journey through the cosmos, invoking the feelings of wonder that compel us to understand our place, and find meaning in, the universe.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER Alexander Whitley | VIDEO ARTIST Tal Rosner | COMPOSER Daniel Wohl | LEAD SCIENTIST Dr Hugh Mortimer | TEXT from The Universe of Everything by Alan Watts | DANCERS tbc | LIGHTING DESIGN Jackie Shemesh | DRAMATURG Sacha Milavic-Davies | COSTUME DESIGN Merle Hensel | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Dom Martin | PRODUCER Donna Meierdiercks
8 Minutes is a Sadler’s Wells commission, DanceEast and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance co-commission
Funders and Supporters:
Supported by NESTA, Science & Technology Facilities Council, The Point Eastleigh, Music Sales Group, Scarfe Charitable Trust, STFC RAL Space, Studio Wayne McGregor/FreeSpace Programme, the Platform Theatre Central Saint Martins, the Royal Astronomical Society, Jerwood Space, Rambert and the individuals who generously supported the 8 Minutes CrowdFunder campaign