Digital Body: Ascent

On Demand (IF 2021)

1 hrPWYD

Film / discussion | Biology, Dance, Environment & Nature, Environment and Nature

How does a bird fly? How do humans communicate through dance? Choreographer Alexander Whitley’s new digital dance film examines these themes and more. Created with scientists from Oxford Flight Lab and young people from Oxford’s Parasol Project, this premiere is part of the Digital Body project, a collaborative platform for digital dance exploring how human movement can be represented using motion-capture and 3D animation technology.

Watch the recording of this live public event held on

23 October 2021 at IF Oxford

Watch Digital Body: Ascent

Find out more and browse the full Digital Body video collection from Alexander Whitley Dance Company 



Digital Body

Artistic Director
Alexander Whitley

Digital artists
Quentin Corker-Marin & Felix Marrington-Reeve

Production Partners & Dancers
The Parasol Project

Scientific consultants
Oxford Flight Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Ascent by Neil Cowley & Ben Lukas Boysen

Production and Presenting Partner
IF Oxford


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