17 & 18 April 2020

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

AΦE returns to Sadler’s Wells with this specially commissioned augmented reality experience merging dance and technology. AΦE is an exciting young company founded in 2013 by dance artists Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Fourmi; they create bold performances and installations not bound by the stage, taking the audience on unusual journeys using new technologies.

Inspired by the 2005 ground-breaking production zero degrees - a collaboration between Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and Nitin Sawney, with sculptor Antony Gormely - 0AR invites you to explore, interact and move around Sadler’s Wells foyer, where your actions determine your experience. It uses Augmented Reality technology with 5 iPads connected together to experience extracts of the original dance performance, this time created in 3D animation. You can interact in real time with fellow audience members and with the animation.

This 10-minute augmented reality experience is free, for all ages and takes place in the Mezzanine level at Sadler’s Wells foyer between 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday 17 and 12noon until 8pm Saturday 18 April. Note this experience is not available on Sunday 19 April.

★★★★★ "engaging and intelligent application of VR...Watch this multidimensional space"

Commissioned by Sadler's Wells, London
Co-Produced by Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2018

A Sadler’s Wells 20th Anniversary Commission

Special thanks to "zero degrees" original creators Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Nitin Sawhney and Antony Gormley.

Supported by Arts Council England, Jasmin Vardimon Company, V&A, South East Dance, The Old Market Brighton, Akram Khan Company, Eastman and Ashford Borough Council.

Part of Digital Edition

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Coronavirus update: Sadler's Wells welcomes socially distanced audiences from 17 May, in line with the UK Government roadmap. Read more