AΦE (AE) is an XR Dance Company that explores and creates new immersive experiences merging dance, storytelling, immersive technologies and AI.

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A+E Lab is a home to AΦE and where we curate and programme Art & Technology activities for all.

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Who we are

AΦE (AE) is a Medway/Kent (UK) based dance company founded by Aoi Nakamura (Japanese) and Esteban Lecoq (French). Our uniqueness lies in the use of technology to completely reinvent audience participation. We were the UK’s first dance company to tour internationally with VR and AR productions. Our productions toured to 15 counties, over 60 venues & engaged over 21000 live audiences and participants. As trailblazers in our sector, we want to rethink live performances. To help us in this process, we have partnered with high end technology brands such as EPSON and The Scalable Display who we are inviting into the dance world to push its boundaries. In only 6 years, we have managed to gather the support of some of the most prestigious venues around the world such as Sadler’s Wells, Chaillot Theatre National de la Danse Paris & Sydney Festival.


What we do

We offer wide range of work including: Create immersive productions using new technologies; Movement directions and choreograpy for performance, immersive experience, film and stage; Consult on projects; Deliver workshops and talks; Touring our productions internationally; Mentorship support. Our creation is a collaborative process bringing professionals from different areas of expertise to achieve one vision.

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A+E Lab

AΦE became Associate Artists of the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (iCCi)/University of Kent and moved into a building within the iCCi at Historic Dockyard Chatham and opened A+E Lab. A+E Lab is home to AΦE’s digital and cultural hub, where we will produce innovative productions and deliver creative & new technology programmes to professionals and members of the local community, especially young people, alike.

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Location: Rue de la Gironde, 72190 Coulaines, France (map)
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Location: Unit 1, building 64, Main Gate Road, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, ME4 4TE, United Kingdom (map)
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