AΦE is an Ashford-based dance company founded in 2013 by Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Fourmi. With the vision to bring the art of dance closer to audiences, our mission is to create high-quality productions and experiences that are not bound by a stage.
Driven by the power of body and movement in space, our productions are environments that allow the audience to enjoy total immersion. Each element in the performance space – the set, performers, audience, sound, objects – is part of an echoing system, carefully constructed to allow audience’s own reflection on the subject explored.
The company’s first funded production WHIST, a dance and Virtual Reality production, received its sold-out world premiere in April 2017. Within 10 months, it toured to 15 venues/festivals in 12 cities and 5 countries, and was seen by more than 6,000 paying audiences in dance, film, media art and technology. Whilst toured to TOMtech in 2017 and we will welcome back the company with their new piece (in development) during vrLAB 2018.