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Alexander Whitley in Conversation (York Mediale Festival)

2 Oct 2018
Start time
7:30 AM
Tempest Anderson Hall
Alexander Whitley

Event Information

Alexander Whitley in Conversation with Dr Hugh Mortimer (STFC)

Alexander Whitley is a London-based choreographer working at the cutting edge of British contemporary dance. As artistic director of Alexander Whitley Dance Company he has developed a reputation for a bold interdisciplinary approach to dance making, producing technologically innovative and thought provoking stage productions as well as exploring the creative possibilities being opened up by new digital platforms. He has also created work for several of the UK’s leading companies including the Royal Ballet, Rambert, Balletboyz, Candoco and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Hosted by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society Alexander will be in conversation with Dr Hugh Mortimer about how his work has been inspired by science and in collaboration with scientists.

Dr Hugh Mortimer is a planetary scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and is passionate about the communication of space science and its role in inspiring and educating the next generation of scientists. Hugh has worked on many outreach projects that bring science and arts together.

Alex’s performances as part of Mediale can be seen here:

Alexander Whitley 8 minutes

Alexander Whitley Strange Stranger

Tickets for the event are available from the YPS office or online at:

Alexander Whitley in Conversation tickets