As Part of Real / Virtual Festival, Ugly Duck presents WHIST by AΦE
London PREMIERE | 23-25 June 2017 | 47/49 Tanner Street SE13PL
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 merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in 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 narrative of surreal world, exploring the story from one of the 76 different perspectives.
“one of the first VR pieces that totally utilises the medium of VR to break boundaries”
– VICE, The Creators Project
“In the world of this virtual reality play, we are no longer the bystander – we create our own stories.”
– Little Black Book
“Beautifully crafted” / “Mesmerising” / "the most incredible & visionary experience” / "would do it again ten times over” - Audience members
Please note: Audiences are advised to wear comfortable footwear, and will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones during the performance.
Dates and Times:
Friday 23 - Sunday 25 June 2017
11am, 12pm, 1pm
3pm, 4pm, 5pm
7pm, 8pm, 9pm (only on 23-24 June)
Duration: 1 hour
Artistic Direction: AΦE
Technology partner: Happy Finish
Composers: Jozef van Wissem (Cannes Best Soundtrack Award), Scott Gibbons
Set Designer: James Shaw
3D Audio Engineer: Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital)
Performers: Rob Hayden, Tomislav English, Yen-Ching Lin, Nina Brown, Steve Rimmer
Co-produced by Gulbenkian Canterbury and tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf
Supported by Arts Council England and South East Dance
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