Digital Dance at the Laban Theatre

Pattern Recognition - Alexander Whitley

Alexander Whitley brings his visually arresting new work, Pattern Recognition, to the Laban Theatre this September.

Joining forces with digital artist Memo Akten (Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica winner), choreographer Alexander Whitley (2015 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award nominee) presents Pattern Recognition, a new work at the cutting edge of dance and motion-responsive technology.

Using Kinect technology originally designed for the Xbox, a pattern of lights intelligently respond to the dancers movements on stage, opening up questions about learning and memory in relation to artificial intelligence. The piece is unlike anything audiences have seen before, and was described in the Financial Times as “a ravishing synthesis of light and movement”.

This duet features a score by critically acclaimed electronic composer Scanner and Southbank Centre artist-in-residence cellist Oliver Coates.

Pattern Recognition is at the Laban Theatre on Wednesday 21 September from 7:30pm. For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Trinity Laban website.

Image: Pattern Recognition (Alexander Whitley). Credit: Hugo Glendinning