WORKS

Beheld

By Alexander Whitley
A visually striking dance piece that incorporates sinuous and expressive movement articulations.

Sadler’s Wells New Wave Artist Alexander Whitley creates a resonant and emotive piece that should not be missed.

Beheld features powerful duets and breath-taking ensemble dancing with huge swathes of fabric and is set to a mesmerising score by German composer Nils Frahm, reworked by Rutger Zuydervelt.

 

Alexander’s work is absorbing and elegant, pushing the dancers’ movement skills into new areas wanting to evoke a visceral connection with the audience.
Candoco Artistic Co-Director Stine Nilsen
Brilliantly unstable choreography
The Guardian
The challenge of producing something that stimulates both the head and the heart is one that Whitley takes seriously
The Evening Standard

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Production details

Concept, Choreography & Direction

Alexander Whitley

Lighting & Design

Jackie Shemesh

Set & Costume Design

Jean-Marc Puissant

Costume Realisation

Sasha Keir

Set Realisation

Jessica Dixon and Amanda Burrow

Music

Nils Frahm, reworked by Rutger Zuydervelt

Co- commissioned by

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Supported by

The Idlewild Trust

With thanks to

Mihika Agnihotri, Nils Frahm, Sylvie Launay, Harriet Moss, Harriet Wybor and to all Candoco Dance Company International Lab 2015 participants

Year

2015

Running Time

25 minutes

Suitability

All ages

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