for 3 participants

Enter 0AR, a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq) sought to bring the live-ness and collective theatrical experience into the work, reimagining the application of this technology that can placed anywhere in 5m x 5m delimited public space. Experiencing 0AR communally via five connected devices, audiences are encouraged to explore, move around the space and interact where their actions have a unique influence within the performance.

0AR is based on seminal masterpiece zero degrees (2005), a collaboration between dancers/choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and composer Nitin Sawhney. Inspired by their own dual identities, Khan and Cherkaoui searched for the reference point, the source, the ‘0’ at life’s core, through polar opposites, life/death, light/dark, chaos/order.

0AR unfolds in 5 scenes exploring from original dramaturgy consist of: Introduction, Pray; Border, Frustration, Transportation; Journey, Solving puzzles; Confrontation of death; Discovery; with original contemporary dance choreography.

We explore to bring the audience into the heart of an artwork by extending the reality through technology to reflect our everyday life.


Artistic Directors: Esteban Fourmi und Aoi Nakamura (AΦE)
Technical Partner: Mbryonic
Music: Nitin Sawnhey
Dancers: Jose Agudo, Elias Lazaridis
Character Artist: Duncan Walker, Arthur Tabb
Producer: JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives)

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.

UK, 2018