(2018- )

Premiere: 5 October 2018, Sadler’s Wells, London (UK)

0AR (zero AR) is a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) suitable for all ages. It is based on 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 Gormley.

AΦE wanted to bring the liveness and collective aspect of the theatrical experience into AR, reimagining the application of this technology. 0AR is therefore a communal experience where audience members using five connected devices can interact in real time with one another and experience extracts of the original work popping up in 3D.

0AR has toured to 11 venues and 8 cities in 4 countries. It was seen by more than 1800 audience members and 1923 people took part in our workshops, talks and demo events.

“Deftly springboarding off of the celebrated Akram Khan/ Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui two-hander 'zero degrees.' 0AR is a succinct and seductive experience of augmented reality that superimposes striking virtual imagery upon a visibly real world - and all of it accomplished via a hand-held device. I was intrigued and transported by it. It's one of the first uses of technology in dance I know of that manages to impart a strange, perhaps,and even artificial yet vivid sense of spirituality as it unfolds. It's like a brief but exhilarating brush with another world that exists inside, or alongside, our own.“
Donald Hutera - dance/arts writer (The Times), curator, dramaturg, performance-maker

“My daughter (7 years old) enjoyed the dancing and being able to interact with it“
Audience member

Audience member

”I enjoyed how immersive it was”
Audience member

Format: 10-minute experience suitable for all ages. A collective AR experience on tablets for 5 audience members.

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



Artistic Directors
Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura (AΦE)
Technical Partner
Nitin Sawnhey
Jose Agudo, Elias Lazaridis
Character Artist
Duncan Walker, Arthur Tabb
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
"zerodegrees" 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

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