Author(s): Caldonia Walton and Kathy Richardson
Company: Caldonia Dances & Kathy Richardson
Running time: 0h 43min approx
Shining a light on the mental health of young people, digital dance film ALEX draws on personal experiences and research with a youth group, hospital and school to tell a story of three characters with the same name.
Interweaving contemporary dance, text and poetry with an original score, ALEX has been adapted from the original stage production Weight/Wait to become an interactive online film during which audiences will be prompted to respond and give advice to the characters via a comment box.
When the Alexes finds themselves at their first counselling session, they begin to explore the mental and physical ‘weight’ of their thoughts, the impact of their inner voice and their sense of self-confidence.