Life is a Dream
In a run-down rehearsal room, a director drifts off to sleep with images of the day’s rehearsals running through his mind. In his dreams the play is revisited, recast and replayed, and fantastic images of world far beyond his room appear.
Life is a Dream is a spectacular new dance show from Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup, the choreographer behind Rambert Dance Company‘s Transfigured Night. Dramatic, lyrical dancing from Rambert’s world-class ensemble, dream-like imagery from legendary filmmakers the Quay Brothers and a live orchestra playing the rich music of Witold Lutosławski combine to transport you into an otherworldly atmosphere.
Music by Witold Lutosławski:
Interlude for Orchestra | Chain II (Dialogue for violin and orchestra)
Musique funèbre | Symphony No.4 | Dance Prelude No.4
Running time: 1h 40mins (incl. 25min interval)
Not suitable for under 5s.
Signed performance Fri 1 Mar, 7.30pm
CHOREOGRAPHY KIM BRANDSTRUP
SETS & PROJECTIONS QUAY BROTHERS
MUSIC WITOLD LUTOSLAWKSI
LIGHTING JEAN KALMAN
COSTUMES HOLLY WADDINGTON
DRAMTURG WILLEM BRULS
SOUND DESIGN IAN DEARDEN
PROJECTION CONSULTANT JONATHON LYLE
ASSOCIATE DESIGNER – VIDEO TOM WEXLER
Based on the play by
PEDRO CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA
Commissioned by Bergen International Festival. Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute / Polska Music, Arts Council England and Cockayne Grants for the Arts – a donor-advised fund of The London Community Foundation.
More info here.