A shared Virtual Reality Experience.
Earth and everything it contains, including your human body, is made from material born in the heart of a star.
Celestial Motion 2 transports you and a friend to an alternate universe where you are joined by a virtual cast of world-class dancers on a thrilling journey through the stars to the sun. Using motion tracking technology to playfully recreate your body, this thrilling experience, created by FENYCE Workspace, immerses you in a stunning visual environment inspired by the dynamic world of solar physics.
Produced by The Guardian in association with Sadler's Wells. Based on 8 Minutes by Alexander Whitley Dance Company, an original commission by Sadler's Wells and adapted for Vive by the Alexander Whitley Dance Company with support from HTC Vive and Arts Council England.
The experience lasts approximately 10 minutes and takes place in pairs – you can book with a friend or you will be paired with another solo person. Numbers are very limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
On the same night, join the free gallery launch event and tour of a new solo show: Nye Thompson's CKRBT. Refreshments will be provided so you can make an evening of it! Please book your space to avoid disappointment.
About the Artist
Alexander Whitley is an interdisciplinary dance-maker exploring the new creative possibilities for choreography emerging through digital technology. Working with leaders in digital design and technology and drawing on his background in classical and contemporary dance, Alexander creates innovative and highly crafted production noted for their intricate choreography, strong musicality and striking visual design.
Established in 2014, Alexander Whitley Dance Company exists as a platform for enquiry: bringing together artists and academics from a wide range of disciplines to explore, develop and disseminate ideas about movement. Building on a distinguished performing career, AWDC was founded in response to the new spheres of knowledge and creativity being opened up by digital technology and a widening interest in dance from thinkers in other fields including science, design and architecture.