Presented by Alexander Whitley Dance Company. This new work asks what it means to be human in the shadow of big data. Now more than ever, our lives are influenced by unseen algorithms and surveillance technologies, with filter bubbles, feedback loops and fake news having a profound impact on individual behaviour and political events. Created before the Covid-19 pandemic, but with its London premiere delayed until now, Overflow considers how our desires, fantasies and vulnerabilities are powerfully influenced by social platforms, exploring what lurks beneath our compulsions to check, share and like.
Please note this production contains haze effects, strobe lights and flashing lights.
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This performance adheres to Social Distancing guidelines and seats are allocated in singles and pairs. Entry to the auditorium will be within two timed slots.
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Image description: A solo dancer seen at a distance, against a background of prismatic light, blue and violet near the stage floor, changing as it rises to yellow and red. High above, a luminous diagonal line floats in the air, perhaps suggesting a shooting star or the vapour trail of a plane. With feet planted wide apart, the dancer leans at a steep angle, one knee bent, looking up towards the line, shielding their face from the light.