0AR - London, UK
Nov
15
to Nov 17

0AR - London, UK

  • Mezzanine Wood, Sadler's Wells (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE

*Installation is open 5:45pm-7:30pm each day.

Enter 0AR, a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq) sought to bring the live-ness and collective theatrical experience into the work, reimagining the application of this technology. Experiencing 0AR communally via five connected devices, audiences are encouraged to explore, move around the space and interact where their actions have a unique influence on the piece.

0AR is based on seminal masterpiece zero degrees (2005), a collaboration between dancers/choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney. Inspired by their own dual identities, Khan and Cherkaoui searched for the reference point, the source, the ‘0’ at life’s core, through polar opposites, life/death, light/dark, chaos/order.

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Format: 10-minute experience suitable for all ages. A collective AR experience on tablets for 5 audience members.

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0AR - London, UK
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

0AR - London, UK

VENUE

*Installation is open 5:45pm-7:30pm each day.

Enter 0AR, a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq) sought to bring the live-ness and collective theatrical experience into the work, reimagining the application of this technology. Experiencing 0AR communally via five connected devices, audiences are encouraged to explore, move around the space and interact where their actions have a unique influence on the piece.

0AR is based on seminal masterpiece zero degrees (2005), a collaboration between dancers/choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney. Inspired by their own dual identities, Khan and Cherkaoui searched for the reference point, the source, the ‘0’ at life’s core, through polar opposites, life/death, light/dark, chaos/order.

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Format: 10-minute experience suitable for all ages. A collective AR experience on tablets for 5 audience members.

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0AR - London, UK
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

0AR - London, UK

VENUE

*Installation is open 5:45pm-7:30pm each day.

0AR, a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq) sought to bring the live-ness and collective theatrical experience into the work, reimagining the application of this technology. Experiencing 0AR communally via five connected devices, audiences are encouraged to explore, move around the space and interact where their actions have a unique influence on the piece.

0AR is based on seminal masterpiece zero degrees (2005), a collaboration between dancers/choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney. Inspired by their own dual identities, Khan and Cherkaoui searched for the reference point, the source, the ‘0’ at life’s core, through polar opposites, life/death, light/dark, chaos/order.

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Format: 10-minute experience suitable for all ages. A collective AR experience on tablets for 5 audience members.

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Copy of 0AR - London, UK
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of 0AR - London, UK

VENUE

*Installation is open 5:45pm-7:30pm each day.

0AR, a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq) sought to bring the live-ness and collective theatrical experience into the work, reimagining the application of this technology. Experiencing 0AR communally via five connected devices, audiences are encouraged to explore, move around the space and interact where their actions have a unique influence on the piece.

0AR is based on seminal masterpiece zero degrees (2005), a collaboration between dancers/choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney. Inspired by their own dual identities, Khan and Cherkaoui searched for the reference point, the source, the ‘0’ at life’s core, through polar opposites, life/death, light/dark, chaos/order.

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Format: 10-minute experience suitable for all ages. A collective AR experience on tablets for 5 audience members.

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WHIST - Wiesbaden, Germany
Nov
6
to Nov 10

WHIST - Wiesbaden, Germany

  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ 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

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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Lecture, Sharing Creative Process of WHIST - Darmstadt, Germany
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Lecture, Sharing Creative Process of WHIST - Darmstadt, Germany

  • Mediencampus der Hochschule Darmstadt (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

Virtual Reality has emerged as a new artistic medium and as a platform for creative processes. In their lecture, Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura, who under the name AΦE developed the interactive installation Whist, talk about their work that combines Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies with theatre. They offer insights into different techniques from immersive theatre practice that they have used in order to unleash and creatively implement the full power of the medium.

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Physical Theatre Workshop - Frankfurt, Germany
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Physical Theatre Workshop - Frankfurt, Germany

  • Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

AΦE explores the borders between physical expression and virtual reality. The workshop offers the chance to dive into this special physical practice. Following a warm up, participants will be given creative tasks that lead them to create their own choreographic phrases. These phrases will then be manipulated and complemented by theatrical tasks.

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WHIST - Darmstadt, Germany
Nov
2
to Nov 4

WHIST - Darmstadt, Germany

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

*Times varies depending on the day please check on the festival website above.

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ 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

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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0AR - London, UK
Oct
16
to Oct 17

0AR - London, UK

  • Mezzanine Wood, Sadler's Wells (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE

*Installation is open 5:45pm-7:30pm each day.

0AR, a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq) sought to bring the live-ness and collective theatrical experience into the work, reimagining the application of this technology. Experiencing 0AR communally via five connected devices, audiences are encouraged to explore, move around the space and interact where their actions have a unique influence on the piece.

0AR is based on seminal masterpiece zero degrees (2005), a collaboration between dancers/choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney. Inspired by their own dual identities, Khan and Cherkaoui searched for the reference point, the source, the ‘0’ at life’s core, through polar opposites, life/death, light/dark, chaos/order.

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Format: 10-minute experience suitable for all ages. A collective AR experience on tablets for 5 audience members.

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WHIST - Moscow, Russia
Oct
13
to Oct 22

WHIST - Moscow, Russia

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ 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

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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0AR - London, UK
Oct
12
to Oct 13

0AR - London, UK

  • Mezzanine Wood, Sadler's Wells (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE

*Installation is open 5:45pm-7:30pm each day.

Enter 0AR, a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq) sought to bring the live-ness and collective theatrical experience into the work, reimagining the application of this technology. Experiencing 0AR communally via five connected devices, audiences are encouraged to explore, move around the space and interact where their actions have a unique influence on the piece.

0AR is based on seminal masterpiece zero degrees (2005), a collaboration between dancers/choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney. Inspired by their own dual identities, Khan and Cherkaoui searched for the reference point, the source, the ‘0’ at life’s core, through polar opposites, life/death, light/dark, chaos/order.

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Format: 10-minute experience suitable for all ages. A collective AR experience on tablets for 5 audience members.

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0AR - London, UK
Oct
5
to Oct 6

0AR - London, UK

  • Mezzanine Wood, Sadler's Wells (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE

*Installation is open 5:45pm-7:30pm each day.

Enter 0AR, a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq) sought to bring the live-ness and collective theatrical experience into the work, reimagining the application of this technology. Experiencing 0AR communally via five connected devices, audiences are encouraged to explore, move around the space and interact where their actions have a unique influence on the piece.

0AR is based on seminal masterpiece zero degrees (2005), a collaboration between dancers/choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney. Inspired by their own dual identities, Khan and Cherkaoui searched for the reference point, the source, the ‘0’ at life’s core, through polar opposites, life/death, light/dark, chaos/order.

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Format: 10-minute experience suitable for all ages. A collective AR experience on tablets for 5 audience members.

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0AR Tryout - Brighton, UK
Oct
4
to Oct 7

0AR Tryout - Brighton, UK

VENUE

Enter ‘0AR’, a dance performance in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. A collection of short dance AR experiences, the work is inspired by Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s masterpiece 'zero degrees' (2007) which explores living with dual cultural identities in a modern world. 

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Note: Please note that you will be holding a tablet for the entire performance.

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0AR Preview - Lyon, France
Sep
13
to Sep 23

0AR Preview - Lyon, France

VENUE

Enter ‘0AR’, a dance performance in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. A collection of short dance AR experiences, the work is inspired by Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s masterpiece 'zero degrees' (2007) which explores living with dual cultural identities in a modern world. 

 

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Note: Please note that you will be holding a tablet for the entire performance.

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0AR Demo - London, UK
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

0AR Demo - London, UK

VENUE

Try out a short demo of 0AR, a new Augmented Reality experience for all ages created by AΦE.
Supported by Arts Council England, Sadler's Wells, Akram Khan Company, Eastman, Lyon Dance Biennale, Jasmin Vardimon Company, V&A, South East Dance, The Old Market Brighton and Ashford Borough Council, AΦE has been exploring new territories between dance and digital, with Rokoko Motion Capture suit and collaboration with Mbryonic for Augmented Reality technology.

★★★★ "Watch this multidimentional space" The Observer (WHIST)

Note: Please note that you will be holding a tablet for the entire performance.

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360 Dance Filmmaking Workshop for Adults - Penang, Malaysia
Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

360 Dance Filmmaking Workshop for Adults - Penang, Malaysia

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

360 degree film shooting - consisting of a warm-up, then a creative task where participants will create their own dance phrase. The team will explain the 360 camera, and participants will manipulate their individually-made dance phrases by planning a 360 film shoot, shooting the film and undergoing post production (stitching, simple editing). After feedback and a cool-down session, they will be able to review their films on VR (virtual reality) headsets.

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WHIST - Penang, Malaysia
Aug
10
to Aug 19

WHIST - Penang, Malaysia

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ 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

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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Free Motion capture suits play time and talk for dancers
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Free Motion capture suits play time and talk for dancers

  • Sadler's Wells Theatre - Khan Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interested in motion capture (mocap) system for new experiences?

Creators from dance and theatre (performers, technicians, designers), technology and beyond are all welcomed!

RSVP >> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motion-capture-playtime-tickets-47687407319


Currently working on an Augmented Reality dance experience, we (AΦE) are currently experimenting with the ROKOKO motion capture (MoCap) system. In this event, we will share this tool with other creators who are also interested in new experiences that integrates MoCap technique. 

Tom Szirtes, founder of creative agency Mbryonic, will join us to give a whistle-tour on what happens to the motion-captured data in Unity.

This is an open, informal, playful event to share the tools we have been fortunate to have access to (as MoCap systems are notoriously expensive!).

This event is generously supported by Arts Council England and Sadler's Wells


Date: 17 June 2018

Location: Sadler's Wells Theatre (Kahn Studio), Rosebery Ave, London, EC1R 4TN 

Schedule

6.00pm-7.00pm: Hands-on, playtime demo with ROKOKO Motion capture system for dancers

7.00pm-7.30pm: Talk by Tom Szirtes (Mbryonic): Integrating and working with motion-captured data in Unity

7.30pm-8.00pm: Q&A, Networking


For more information about your visit to the venue >> https://www.sadlerswells.com

Any other questions please email: hello@aoiesteban.com

More about AΦE >> http://aoiesteban.com

More about Mbryonic >> http://mbryonic.com

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360 Filmmaking Workshop - UK, Ipswich
Jul
13
to Jul 14

360 Filmmaking Workshop - UK, Ipswich

This is a closed session as part of U.Dance.

Workshop enquiry:  hello@aoiesteban.com

We will share the creative process of WHIST and different techniques to create an immersive environment derived from theatrical practice.

Through a mixture of demonstration, physical movement session, lecture, hands-on tasks and group discussions, participants will gain solid understanding and basic experience of creating an effective 360° VR film:

·       What is immersion in film and in theatre, and the role of the viewer?

·       The basic process and unique considerations in creation

·       The notion of our own body and its relation to space as important elements

·       Creating the story in an immersive environment (relationship between the story, action and the viewer)

·       Creating a multi-narrative story

·       Hands-on experience of using a 360° camera to complete a task that explores one of the techniques

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Facebook Live Talk - WHIST
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Facebook Live Talk - WHIST

Join Facebook Live

[FACEBOOK LIVE TALK — WHIST]

Sat. 23 June 5pm (UK time)

Join us on Facebook live for discussion between some of the key creative team of WHIST to see the insight of how Dance and Digital world collide.

Speaker:

Daniel Cheetham (Global CEO, Happy Finish)

Oliver Kadel (3D sound designer, 1.618 Digital)

James Shaw (Set designer)

Tomislav English (Performer)

Esteban Fourmi (Creative Director, AΦE)

Aoi Nakamura (Creative Director, AΦE)

.

#sadlerswells #visualart #virtualreality#360video #3dsound #interactive #dance#perfomance #physicaltheatre #vfx #cgi#augmentedreality #sigmundfreud#shujiterayama #art #AR #VR #digitalart#mixedreality #dance #design #GearVR#oculus #installationart #installationart#London #design #whistvr #psychoanalysis

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WHIST - London, UK
Jun
19
to Jun 23

WHIST - London, UK

  • Sadler’s Wells Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ 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

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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WHIST - Baku, Azerbaijan
May
1
to May 6

WHIST - Baku, Azerbaijan

Venue and ticket bookings information coming soon.

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ 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

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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360 Filmmaking Workshop - Helsinki, Finland
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

360 Filmmaking Workshop - Helsinki, Finland

This is a closed session.

Workshop enquiry:  hello@aoiesteban.com

 

We will share the creative process of WHIST and different techniques to create an immersive environment derived from theatrical practice.

 

Through a mixture of demonstration, physical movement session, lecture, hands-on tasks and group discussions, participants will gain solid understanding and basic experience of creating an effective 360° VR film:

·       What is immersion in film and in theatre, and the role of the viewer?

·       The basic process and unique considerations in creation

·       The notion of our own body and its relation to space as important elements

·       Creating the story in an immersive environment (relationship between the story, action and the viewer)

·       Creating a multi-narrative story

·       Hands-on experience of using a 360° camera to complete a task that explores one of the techniques

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WHIST - Helsinki, Finland
Apr
5
to Apr 8

WHIST - Helsinki, Finland

  • Annantalo Culture center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ 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

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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Artist Talk - Sydney, Australia
Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk - Sydney, Australia

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

TALKING DANCE – PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

CARRIAGEWORKS
TRACK 8
245 WILSON STREET
EVELEIGH 2015

FREE
SYDNEY FESTIVAL
BOOK ONLINE OR 1300 856 876

Festival makers explore the place of personal choice in arts experiences and the artists’ choice in shaping this: Aoi Nakamura & Esteban Fourmi (AΦE); and Harriet Gillies & Roslyn Helper (zin Partnership).

Audience choice underpins both WHIST and Glitterbox, and this conversation will dive into the different construction of the two works: one an hour-long experience creating a unique narrative for each viewer; the other a burst of activity lasting the duration of just one song selected by the public participants. The artists share what has driven them to make each show and the need to engage in a different way with their audiences.

Registration required.

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