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WHIST Reimagining the power of Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality technology in an interactive and immersive experience.

“Amazing! Complete transportation into another space/ time/ world.“ - Audience member

“Very engaging experience, vivid and powerful images.“ - Audience member

What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while?

Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, WHIST invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, where your instincts will guide you through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.

The experience merges Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, you will be immersed in a world of unfolding dreams. Who knows where your subconscious will lead you?

WHIST is an installation that combines 360° film with 3D sound, physical designed objects and physical theatre, where audiences becomes active participants of the journey through introduction of touch and auditory sensory and movements in space.

"AΦE is investigating way of producing, processing and consuming visual information."

World Premiere: The Gulbenkian, Canterbury 12 April 2017, various time slots (duration 60 minutes)
Trial Date: V&A Sculpture Gallery, London
18 February 2017, drop in between 1pm and 4pm (duration 20-30 minutes)
2017 Dates : Colours International Dance Festival, Stuttgart 6 – 23 July 2017
(further dates to be confirmed)

WHIST Credits
Artistic Directors: Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura (AΦE) 

Technology Partner: Happy Finish | A global creative production studio and agency with international studios in London, Portland, New York, Shanghai and Mumbai 

Jozef Van Wissem | Dutch minimalist composer and lute player based in Brooklyn. Winner of Cannes Soundtrack award for Only Lovers Left Alive in 2013.

Scott Gibbons | Composer of electronic and electro-acoustic musician for more than 25 years. Credit include award winning theatre productions of Romeo Castel- lucci, Socìetas Rafaello Sanzio, Kevin Binkert of Survival Research Labs, Palace of Versailles with Groupe F, and George deMerle.

Production Designer: James Shaw | Award winning designer specialising in the de- sign and manufacture of bespoke and production of furniture and products. His work is in the per- manent collection of MoMA, The Montreal Mu- seum of Art and Vitra Design Museum amongst others.

3D Sound Designer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)

Dramaturg: Amanda Fromell

Performers:Robert Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer

Producer: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives) 

Co-produced by Gulbenkian Canterbury and tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf  Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Special thanks to Ashford Borough Council, Daniel Cheetham, Scott White, South East Dance, Watermans Arts Centre, Ashford Youth Theatre, Jasmin Vardimon Company, Kent Wool Growers, and Freud Museum.

An Ashford-based dance company founded in 2013 by Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura. With the vision to bring the art of dance closer to audiences, our mission is to create high-quality productions and experiences that are not bound by a stage.
With years of performance experience with leading choreographers in Europe such as Jas- min Vardimon, Punchdrunk and Rafael Bonachela amongst others under our belt, the company has been creating critically acclaimed multidiscipli- nary productions on different mediums.
AΦE’s work has been shown at national and international festivals such as Sadler’s Wells Theater (UK), Spill Festival of Performance (UK), Oval Space (UK), Cut Out Festival (Mexico), State Theatre Wiesbaden (Germany) and others as well as featured on i-D maga- zine, Vice, The Creators Project, InSuffolk, Tanz, Vimeo staff picks, BBC news and others.

“unforgettable imagery” – LondonTheatre1 
“An innovative voice of choreography”– 1st prize, Aarhus International Choreography Competition, Denmark “Strikingly original creation” – InSuffolk
“Spellbinding experience” – The Creators Project

Event: WHIST 
Venue:The Gulbenkian
Address: University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB
Dates: Times: 12 – 13 April 2017
12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm , 7pm, 8pm (both days) 
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: £10
Website: www.thegulbenkian.co.uk
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Consciousness an unconsciousness? Jung Carl? What does this video want to express? Archetypes?
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