Chaotic Body 1: Strange Attractor

In the Digital Body project, launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, choreographer Alexander Whitley has been exploring how dance can exist in a purely digital form, delving into the seemingly limitless ways in which human movement can be visualised through the use of using motion capture and games engine technology.

This inquiry is being extended further in Chaotic Body, a triptych of films taking inspiration from chaos theory, the dynamic processes it describes, and the associated geometric patterns found in nature. Created in collaboration with digital artists UL Collective and composer Qasim Naqvi, this is the first in a series that will be released over the course of the next few months.

The Lowry showed the ground-breaking exhibition humansbeingdigital in 2018. Strange Attractor takes this theme to a beautiful 6-min fusion of dance & digital animation. With shimmering delicacy and quivering energy, watch shapes and movements oscillate between the human and and the digital. Both are beautiful and both seem to breathe and live. Alexander Whitley appeared regularly at The Lowry and we look forward to welcoming his company again next year.

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