WHIST

WHIST (VR & Dance Theatre) is a physical theatre and Virtual Reality production inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud and Japanese artist Shuji Terayama, co-produced by Gulbenkian Canterbury and Tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, supported by Arts Council England and South East Dance. Premiered in April 2017 at Gulbenkian, Canterbury.

·      1840 people have seen an excerpt before premiered.

·      Toured to 21 venues/festivals in 18 cities, 9 countries (UK, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Australia, Finland, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Russia).

·      Seen by more than 8,000 paying audiences.

·      More than 2600 people took part in workshops and talks in person and via online streaming.

·      Debut at Sadler’s Wells, London reached occupancy rate of 97% over 5 days.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★ The Observer ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” VICE, The Creators Project

“Powerful, Refreshing, Exciting.” Creative Review

“Would do it tem times and over!” Audience member

Previous and confirmed future tour dates:

·      tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany: 12-15 Jan 2017 (Tryout)

·      V&A, London, UK: 18 Feb (Tryout)

·      CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark: 16-26 Mar 2017 (Tryout)

·      The Gulbenkian, Canterbury, UK: 12-13 Apr 2017 (Premiere)

·      VR Shows, London, UK: 19-20 Apr 2017

·      Ugly Duck, London, UK: 23-25 Jun 2017

·      Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth, UK: 3-4 Jul 2017

·      Colours International Dance Festival, Stuttgart, UK: 6-15 Jul 2017

·      Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, UK: 21 Jul-3 Aug 2017

·      The Old Market/Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton, UK: 19-20 Sep 2017

·      Frequency Festival of Digital Culture, Lincoln, UK: 20-29 Oct 2017

·      Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland: 3-6 Nov 2017

·      Watermans, London, UK: 11-12 Nov 2017

·      ACT Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria: 16-17 Nov 2017

·      Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia: 5-28 Jan 2018

·      LOIKKA Dance Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland: 5-8 April 2018

·      Goethe Zentrum, Baku, Azerbaijan: 1-11 May 2018  

·      Sadler’s Wells, London, UK: 19-23 Jun 2018

·      Territory Festival/Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia: 13-22 Oct 2018

·      Tanzfestival Rhein Main, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany: 2-4 Nov 2018

·      Tanzfestival Rhein Main, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany: 6-10 Nov 2018

·      The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, UK: 20-21 Jul 2019

·      Stereolux, Nantes, France: 08-09 Nov 2019

·      Chaillot Theatre National de la Danse, Paris, France: 10-20 Mar 2020

·      AltPitch Festival, Hastings, UK: 28 Mar 2020

·      Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama, Japan: 27 Oct 2020-03 Nov 2020

·      Museum of Art Kochi, Kochi, Japan: 04-15 Nov 2020

0AR

0AR is a family-friendly, 10-minute dance performance in Augmented Reality (AR), premiered in October 2018. A collective AR experience for five people at the same time, 0AR is a Sadler’s Wells 20th Anniversary Commission and based on seminal contemporary dance zero degrees (Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Nitin Sawhney and Antony Gormley). Co-produced by Lyon biennale de la danse 2018. 

·      Seen more than 1370 people.

·      209 people took part in workshops and talks in person.

·      Toured to 3 countries (UK, France, Germany), 5 venues/festivals, 4 cities.

“0AR is a succinct and seductive experience of augmented reality that superimposes striking virtual imagery upon a visibly real world…It's one of the first uses of technology in dance I know of that manages to impart a strange, perhaps, and even artificial yet vivid sense of spirituality as it unfolds.“ Donald Hutera, dance/arts writer (The Times), curator, dramaturg, performance-maker

“Music was great, idea was great, all was great. Interaction was the best within, would like more.” Audience member

“Great sound, nice interaction, more portals please! Great work!” Audience member

 Previous and confirmed future tour dates:

·      V&A Museum, London, UK: 25 Aug 2018 (Tryout)

·      Lyon Dance Biennale, Lyon, France: 25 Aug 2018 (Preview)

·      The Old Market (Brighton Digital Festival), Brighton, UK: 13-23 Sep 2018 (Tryout)

·      Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, UK: 04 Oct 2018-17 Nov 2018 (World Premiere)

·      VRHAM!, Hamburg, UK: 07-15 Jun 2019

·      bOing! International Family Festival, Canterbury, UK: 24-25 Aug 2019