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Chekhov's First Play
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Chekhov's First Play Chekhov's First Play & 40+ Acting Company May - July Chekhov's First Play & 40+ Acting Company May - July & Plus1 more...
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The History of Everything The History of Everything & Mini Professionals Dance Showcase
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It takes just eight minutes for sunlight to travel 93 million miles to earth.

In this unique collaboration with scientists from STFC RAL Space, choreographer Alexander Whitley takes inspiration from the stunning imagery of solar research.

Dance, film and music take us on a journey through the universe, revealing the drama of the burning ball of plasma that illuminates our planet and exploring our relationship with the star that gives us life.

With an installation of high-definition imagery from visual artist Tal Rosner and a specially created score
by the electroacoustic music innovator Daniel Wohl, 8 Minutes captures our curiosity and wonder for this
unimaginably vast subject.

Age guideline:  8+

Duration: 1 hour

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A Sadler's Wells commission, co-commissioned by DanceEast and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. 

Presented in association with IF Oxford

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Alexander Whitley

Video Artist: Tal Rosner

Composer: Daniel Wohl

Lead Scientist: Dr Hugh Mortimer 

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  • Poetic and playful… Dancers and scientists make a stunning cosmic voyage.
       
    Guardian
  • Seven exceptional dancers...quite simply, beautiful to watch.
       
    Daily Express
  • Whitley’s choreography is sinuous, sensuous and elemental. Solar-powered beauty.
       
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  • 8 Minutes merges dance, visuals and music as equal partners.
       
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