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Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition

What : Special Events

When : Sunday 25 September, 15.30 – 16.15

Where :  The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

SPECIAL EVENT: In this visually arresting new work choreographer Alexander Whitley (2015 Critics' Circle National Dance Award nominee) and digital artist Memo Akten (Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica winner) join forces at the cutting edge of dance and motion-responsive technology. Using a system of moving lights, which can track and intelligently respond to the dancers it observes, Pattern Recognition opens up questions about learning and memory in relation to the technology of artificial intelligence.

This new duet features a score by critically acclaimed electronic composer Scanner and Southbank Centre artist-in-residence cellist Oliver Coates. Alexander Whitley has recently been commissioned by Rambert, Candoco and BalletBoyz, is a Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, DanceEast Associate Artist and former Choreographic Affiliate of The Royal Ballet.

Admission Free


Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and co-commissioned by DanceEast.

Duration of the performance – 45 minutes, no interval

Age suitability of the show – 8 years +


Choreographer - Alexander Whitley

Digital Artist - Memo Akten             

Composer – Scanner (Robin Rimbaud – please use his name as ‘Scanner’ on all public facing material)

Composer - Oliver Coates

Costume Design - Jean-Marc Puissant

Lighting Design - Jamie Platt

Assistant to the Choreographer – Elisabetta d’Aloia

Performers – David Ledger & Julia Sanz


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