World Premiere: 12-13 April 2017, The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (UK)
Inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud and Japanese artist Shuji Terayama, 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 with an art installation, bringing the audience into an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and the unconscious, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.
Your instincts will guide you through a surreal world, exploring the story from one of 76 different perspectives.
★★★★ Herald Scotland
★★★★ The Observer
★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats
★★★★★ Southside Advertiser
“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” – VICE, The Creators Project
Note: This is a promenade performance where the audience is required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.
Co-produced by The Gulbenkian and tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf
Supported by Arts Council England and South East Dance