Alexander Whitley Dance Company GB
Choreography: Alexander Whitley
Digital technology, now a seemingly indispensable part of modern life, is radically transforming how we experience and act in the world. 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. The production seeks to connect with the tensions and the strangeness of life in this qualitatively new paradigm of media and communication. The key relationship of the piece is the one between the performers and a kinetic light sculpture created by Children of the Light. A five-metre long LED bar that moves around the stage, creating distinct spaces, energies and environments in which the six performers are situated.
ARTISTIC DIRECTIO & CHOREOGRAPHY Alexander Whitley | MUSIC Rival Consoles | LIGHT INSTALLATION Children of the Light | LIGHT DESIGN Guy Hoare | CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY Luca Biada (Fenyce) | COSTUMES & BODY ARTEFACTS Ana Rajcevic | DRAMATURG Sasha Milavic Davies | ASSISTANT TO THE CHOREOGRAPHER Tia Hockey | DANCERS Robert Bridger, Travis Clausen-Knight, Hannah Ekholm, Tia Hockey, Jack Thomson, Yu-Hsien Wu
Commissioned by Sadler's Wells Theatre London
Funders and Supporters:
Supported by Arts Council England, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, the London Community Foundation, MA Scène Nationale- Pays de Montbéliard, PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations, Bonnie Bird New Choreography Fund, DanceEast, Gerald Fox and The Edwin Fox Foundation, Charles Glanville, and our other generous Patrons’ Circle supporters.