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What 8 Minutes – Alexander Whitley Dance Company

When Thursday 21 March, 7.30pm

Where Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking, GU21 6GQ

Watch 8 Minutes this Thursday 21 March performed by Alexander Whitley Dance Company, presented by Dance Woking, a Sadler’s Wells commission, co-commissioned by DanceEast and Trinity Laban Conservatoires of Music and Dance.

‘It takes just eight minutes for sunlight to travel 93 million miles to Earth’

In this unique collaboration with scientists from STFC RAL Space, choreographer Alexander Whitley takes inspiration from the stunning imagery of solar research.

Dance, film and music takes us on a journey through the universe, revealing the drama of the burning ball of plasma that illuminates our planet and exploring our relationship with the star that gives us life.

With an installation of high-definition imagery 8 Minutes captures our curiosity and wonder for this unimaginably vast subject.

‘Seven exceptional dancers…quite simply beautiful to watch’ Daily Express

‘8 Minutes merges dance, visuals and music as equal partners. Whitley’s choreography is sinuous, sensuous and elemental. Solar-powered beauty’ Evening Standard

Choreographer: Alexander Whitley
Video Artist: Tal Rosner
Composer: Daniel Wohl
Lead Scientist: Dr Hugh Mortimer
Photography: Johan Persson

Free Pre-Show Talk for all ticket holders!

Join us at 6:30pm in the bar area outside the entrance to the Rhoda McGaw Theatre to gain an exclusive insight to the way dance and science met trough this exciting collaboration.

The talk will be led by:

Alexander Whitley, Artistic Director & Choreographer of Alexander Whitley Dance Company
Dr. Hugh Mortimer, Lead Scientist
Sam McCaffrey, CEO/Artistic Director of Dance Woking

8 Minutes presented by Dance Woking

When: Thursday 21st March 2019, 7.30pm (Pre-Show Talk 6:30pm)

There will be a pre-performance sharing of Sundance performed by Dance Woking’s Youth group Evolve at 7.30pm, introduced by Alexander Whitley

Venue: Rhoda McGaw theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacock Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ

Tickets Available Soon:
Standard – £16.00
Concession – £12.00

Suitable for 8 years +

Pre Performance Sharing: Sundance – Alexander Whitley Dance Company worked with local dancers over February half term to create a short piece of choreography inspired by the production of ‘8 Minutes’  This short choreography will be performed this evening before the main performer of ‘8 Minutes

Departing from the scientific principles of space, we ask what is our relationship to the universe and specifically the sun as humans? An exploration of rhythm and ritual.

Music – Gaunt – Kiasmos

Choreography: Robert Bridger (Alexander Whitley Dance Company) with assistance from Katie Dale (Dance Woking)  and dancers

8 Minutes Trailer:


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