ulysses awakes


CHOREOGRAPHY: Alexander Whitley

MUSIC: John Woolrich’s Ulysses Awakes, played by 12 Ensemble

Film showing as part of 12 Ensemble's tour:

BARBICAN,  LONDON Sunday 16 September 7.30pm 

THE STOLLER HALL, MANCHESTER Wednesday 19 September  7.30pm

ST GEORGE'S,  BRISTOL Friday 28 September 7.30pm


Ulysses Awakes was created in response to composer John Woolrich’s piece for strings of the same name and featured in a short film made as part of a residency at Aldeburgh Music. It takes inspiration from the text of Ulysses’ first aria in Claudio Monteverdi's opera Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patriaon which Woolrich’s piece was based.


"[the] choreographer’s pieces explore the human mind as much as the body"

Financial Times


Commissioned by 12 Ensemble