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Whist

WHIST presents a journey into the unconscious mind where physical theatre and virtual reality are combined.

“What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light?

Inspired by Sigmund Freud’s real case studies, WHIST tells the story of a family – their dreams, fears and desires are unveiled through physical theatre. Audiences will wear a VR headset, interact with objects around the space, exploring each family members perspective how they choose to – there are over 70 paths to take.

Originally presented at Sadler’s Wells, before touring the world to rave reviews, dance company AΦE now present this major work in a special arrangement for our main stage – experience our theatre like never before.

★★★★ “an awesome virtual-reality dance experience” – The Observer

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AΦE

AΦE is a UK-based dance company renowned internationally for its innovative use of technology. Founded by Aoi Nakamura (Japanese) and Esteban Lecoq (French), AΦE has strived since its inception to rethink live performances and reinvent audience participation. It was the UK’s first dance company to tour internationally with VR and AR productions.  AΦE performances have been shown in 15 countries and have engaged with over 14,000 audience members worldwide.

The company became Associate Artist of the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (ICCI)/University of Kent in Autumn 2021 and opened A+E Lab, its charitable arm located within the Historic Dockyard in Chatham. The Lab hosts various events and workshops on creative & new technologies aimed at professionals and members of the local community alike.