• Lead Artists

    Alexander Whitley Dance Company

  • UK-Canada 2021. 11min

  • Language


Where to watch

13 to 14 October, in person at Rambert

6 to 17 October, virtually at The Expanse, available for free internationally

Ever dreamed of actively participating alongside professional dancers in a choreographed performance? Now is your chance. Acclaimed choreographer Alexander Whitley, director Sandra Rodriguez and Canada’s Normal Studio have collaborated on this VR dance performance, which is based on Igor Stravinsky’s ground-breaking ballet The Rite of Spring. It employs live motion-capture and real-time animation to create a collective experience in which dancers and members of the audience interact with each other. We’re showcasing a work-in-progress version of this outstanding new take on one of the most notorious works of the 20th century.

Ulrich Schrauth

Age recommendation: 15+

This performance involves physical interaction with the artist.

  • Production Company

    Alexander Whitley Dance Company

  • Creative direction, choreography, and performance

    Alexander Whitley

  • Direction and experience

    Sandra Rodriguez

  • Music

    The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky

    Courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited

    Performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Simon Rattle. Copyright 2009 Parlophone Records Ltd.

  • Design and Art direction

    Neal Coghlan

  • Contributing developer

    Marc Winklhofer

  • Developer

    Gabor Papp

  • Producers

    Donna Meierdiercks, AWDC (UK), Sebastien Grenier-Cariter, Normal Studio (Canada)

  • Project manager

    Steph Clarke, AWDC

  • Dancers

    David Ledger, Chia-Yu Hsu, Yu-Hsien Wu

  • Funders

    Co-Commissioned by BFI London Film Festival – LFF Expanded

  • Supported by CreativeXR and Sadler’s Wells Theatre

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