19-28 August 2022


Founded in 2013 by Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Lecoq, AΦE is a dance company based in Ashford, Kent. Our speciality consists of incorporating technology within the dance theatre experience to completely reinvent audience participation. AΦE is the UK’s first dance company to tour with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality and lead the way with our innovative use of technology and perception of performance. 


Our current partners include high end technology brands such as Framestore, Scalable Display Technologies, Epson and Epic Games who we are inviting into the dance world to push boundaries and rethink live performances. Since AΦE’s creation, we have gained the support of prestigious venues around the world including Sadler’s Wells, London, the Sydney Festival and Théâtre de Chaillot, Paris.


Aoi Nakamura, Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer. 

Aoi is an accomplished performer in state theatres in Germany, Jasmin Vardimon Company and Punchdrunk since 2006. She is an award-winning choreographer with her work Ototoxic (2008) which was awarded first prize at the international choreography competition at Aarhus and was performed in Germany and Japan.  


Esteban Lecoq, Co-founder & Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer. 

Esteban has worked with Johannes Wieland Dance company (Kassel, Germany), Jasmin Vardimon Company and Punchdrunk among numerous other artists and choreographers in dance, film and immersive productions. He started to choreograph alongside his performing career since 2008. 

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