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A live gaming experience where your choices become data, uploaded to shape a new human being.



Direction and Choreography

Rebecca Evans

Lead Creative Technologist

Simon Haenggi (Visual Pilots)

Back End App Development:

Owen Hindley (Huldufugl)


Front End App Development:

Alexander Wallin

Original music and sound

Ehud Freedman

Dramaturgy and Text

Adam Peck

Art Direction and Animation

David Altweger

Narrative and Creative Design elements contributed by

Alex Hoban, Ray Cheung, Clarisse ODell and John Kavanagh


Jih Wen Yeh: Step Out Arts

Associate Producer

Victoria Eyton

Company Manager

Tim Chew

Photography and video for stage and app

Mira Loew

Set Design

Clarisse O'Dell

"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead, performed by Threeds

"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead, performed by  El Ten Eleven

"We see our information become part of a spectacular technological projection."

"Upload/Unplug leaves you unsettled about the world you're about to step back into"

-Andrew Bailes, Narc Magazine

'The future of performance' 


Do you use a mobile phone or computer every day?

How much personal data do you give away each day to navigate your digital life?

Could you unplug, even if you wanted to?

Digital dance company Pell Ensemble invites you into the world of EPOQ:

A live gaming experience where your choices become data, uploaded to shape
a new human being.


On entering the space you will meet David, ready to be brought to life by your data.

From the safety of your seat and through a custom built app on a mobile
device, your every tap, swipe and swirl will inform who David becomes.

Through your input David experiences the joy, fear and complexity of being human.

But at what cost - will your data be put to good use?

And what happens to it once the experience is over?

Upload or unplug – it’s your choice.

Co-Produced by Helix Arts, Co-Commission by Bedford Creative Arts, Produced by Step Out Arts, supported by partners Creative Darlington, Metal Peterborough, Arc Stockton, Teesside University, Redbridge Drama Centre, Edge Arts/University of Bath, Visual Pilots, Huldufugl, and supported using public funding through Arts Council England. 

Tour Dates and Venues


October 24th: Frequency Festival at Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln

November 2nd: Electric Theatre, Guildford

November 5th: Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

November 14th, 15th and 16th: Rich Mix, London

November 21st: Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham


May: ARC Stockton (Premiere)

May: Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece


May: Redbridge Drama Centre, London (Showcase)

Image: David Griffiths 

Video: Alice Underwood

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