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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 by clicking 'Register for free' above.
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
"An engaging and intelligent application of VR and the early-days feel of the technology is very appealing." - The Guardian
"A rather gorgeous, intriguing experience." – Exeunt Magazine
“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