WHIST is a one-hour experience merging physical theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to explore the story of a family through one of 76 different perspectives.
Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, WHIST invites you on a journey into the unconscious mind, through the dreams, fears and desires of a fictional family. This one-hour experience creates an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.
Your instincts will guide you through a surreal world, exploring the story from one of the many different perspectives.
The show will run hourly at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, with a break at 4pm, recommencing at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. You can register for your preferred timeslot; registration is coming soon.
The WHIST creators will also be hosting workshops and a talk – click here for full information.
“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a newkind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.”– VICE, The Creators Project
“Powerful, refreshing, exciting. WHIST opens up questions about the future of interactive performance experiences." – Creative Review
Cast & Crew
Artistic Directors: Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura (AΦE)
Shoot, VFX, Technology Partner: Happy Finish
Composers: Jozef Van Wissem, Scott Gibbons
Set Designer: James Shaw
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)
Creative Mentor: Jasmin Vardimon
Management Mentor: Ian Ross
Co-produced by Gulbenkian Canterbury and tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf
Supported by Arts Council England and South East Dance
Photo credit: AΦE