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21st October 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12th November 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Guest Curators: AΦE

“Stunning, thought-provolking headpieces for inner goddesses and animal spirits”
i-D Magazine

“Extremely beautiful and also slightly disturbing”
Dazed & Confused

“Visually striking, this collection is the epitome of the multiplicity of artistic expression”
Another Magazine

Ana Rajcevic is an award-winning fashion artist, based in London and Berlin. Her work is at the intersection of sculpture and fashion design, creating unique wearable objects that challenge the traditional context of
both disciplines and specialising in synthetic polymers, metal and leather.

ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution is a unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality.

Sat 21 Oct – Sun 12 Nov
Free entry, Tues-Sun 11am-5pm
DC1 Café & Gallery


Sat 21 Oct 5pm
£5, free for DC members
DC1 Café & Gallery

Wed 8 Nov 6pm
£5, free for DC members
DC1 Café & Gallery


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 production – the set, performers, audience, sound, objects – is part of an ecosystem, carefully constructed to allow audience’s own reflection on the subject explored.

We choreographed, directed and performed for award-winning works, such as Sean Rogg’s immersive experience The Waldorf Project, stage productions (Wound, Für Eli), 360 films (The Night Opera, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg video for Google Arts & Culture) and short films (Kai, Bysju promo, Chasing Mirror by Padre ft Jova music video). They were seen live in venues such as Sadler’s Wells (UK), CutOut Festival (Mexico), Spill Festival of Performance (UK), and being featured on i-D magazine, VICE – The Creators Project and Vimeo Staff Pick.

Our first major work WHIST, a physical theatre and virtual reality production, premiered in April 2017 to sold out performances, receiving 4- and 5-star reviews, and continues to tour in the UK and internationally.

Reviews for WHIST:

“boundary breaking, future facing… truly beautiful, compelling and important” – VICE, The Creators Project

“Powerful. Refreshing. Exciting.” – Creative Review

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AΦE Artistic Directors

Aoi Nakamura

Aoi (Nara, JP) received her education at Leipzig Opera Ballet School and graduated from the State Ballet School Berlin in 2006. She has since performed with Jasmin Vardimon Company, Punchdrunk, Angie Hiesel Production, Neon Dance, State Theatre of Saarbrücken and State Theatre of Wiesbaden. She has choreographed for theatre and dance and her work Ototoxic was awarded first prize at the international choreography competition at Aarhus in 2010. Aoi continues to choreograph and direct under AΦE, a company she founded with Esteban Fourmi in 2013.

Esteban Fourmi

Esteban (Le Mans, FR) received his Ballet education at the Conservatoire of Angers and Paris, Cannes Rosella Hightower and Palucca University of Dance Dresden. He joined Jasmin Vardimon Company in 2009 and has since been deeply involved with the company’s creation of new works (e.g. 7734, Freedom, Park, Royal Opera House commissions Home and Tahnhäuser) and remounting of old work (Shabbat), as well as being a performer (Yesterday and Justitia) and lead education facilitator. He founded AΦE in 2013 with Aoi Nakamura to explore new ways in dance performance.


21st October 2017 @ 11:00 am
12th November 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Devonshire Collective


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