Alexander Whitley Dance Company: Celestial Motion – a shared virtual reality dance experience

Running Time: Fri 22 Mar, 6-10pm in 15min slots, two people per slot. Each performance lasts 10 minutes.
Price: £8 (£7)
Certificate: Age recommendation 13+

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About this event

Celestial Motion transports you to an alternate universe where you are joined by a virtual cast of world-class dancers on a thrilling journey towards the sun.

This show, from hot young choreographer and New Wave Associate of Sadler's Wells, uses motion tracking technology to playfully recreate your body. This thrilling experience, created by Studio FENYCE, immerses you in a stunning visual environment inspired by the dynamic world of solar physics.

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.

Credits
Produced by The Guardian in partnership with HTC VIVE. Supported by Sadler's Wells Theatre and Arts Council England. Based on 8 Minutes by Alexander Whitley Dance Company.

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.

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