AΦE Company

0AR

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A family-friendly, 10-minute dance performance in Augmented Reality (AR)
“A succinct and seductive experience of augmented reality that superimposes striking virtual imagery upon a visibly real world - and all of it accomplished via a hand-held device” say Donald Hutera, dance/arts writer of The Times.

Introduction

A family-friendly dance experience in Augmented Reality (AR)

Experience dance in an entirely new way through immersive Augmented Reality technology. 0AR is a collection of short dance works created by AΦE — choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq—based on zero degrees, the groundbreaking 2005 collaboration between dancers and choreographers Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney.

Using iPads, groups of up to five people interact with and influence the performance in a unique 3D communal experience.

AΦE’s work combines dance, film, media art and technology, and has previously been presented at Sadler’s Wells, Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse, Paris, the Sydney Festival, the Capital Theatre Edinburgh and the Geneva International Film Festival.

The ten-minute 0AR experience follows the dramaturgy of the original zero degrees production, and embodies its search “for the reference point, the source, the ‘0’ at life’s core, through polar opposites, life/death, light/dark, chaos/order”. The original choreographers gave AΦE the inspiration for this new technologically innovative interpretation.

“We do not intend to make a digital version of a live performance, but have always aimed to bridge an artistic vision by pushing the limits of a technology to achieve unique and crucial public input into the work,” say Nakamura and Lecoq. “Normally, the capability of the technology is lower than the artistic vision and audience expectations. It is the challenge, and fun, of finding the right balance between the technology, choreography and audience.”

A Sadler's Wells 20th Anniversary Commission

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

Esteban Lecoq and Aoi Nakamura (AΦE)

TECHNICAL PARTNER

Mbryonic

MUSIC

Nitin Sawhney

DANCERS

Jose Agudo, Elias Lazaridis

CHARACTER ARTISTS

Duncan Walker, Arthur Tabb

PRODUCER

JiaXuan Hon
(Blackwinged Creatives)

Remarks

Recommended for ages 6 and above
Each performance lasts about 10 minutes
To ensure the best AR experience, each performance accommodates a maximum of five people
Children under 6 years of age are welcome but will need an accompanying adult to hold their iPad