Dream is a family show for children from 4 years and up. The performance “Dream” is based on a preliminary project carried out in several preschools, schools and a senior centre, where both children and adults up to 98 years have been involved in choreographer Inger Cecilie Bertán de Lis’s preparation for this performance.
She wanted to find out what they dream about when they sleep. Do they have a dream they want to share? The inspiration for the choreographer and the contributing artists have been based on and inspired by children’s drawings, conversations and interviews, and together they have created a family show where imagination and absurdities merge into a dream play .
Perhaps the audience can share each other’s dreams and thoughts about dreaming and finding similarities and inequalities, for dreaming is universal. The performance does not try to give an answer to why we dream or the meaning of dreams. Research in this area is still going on; why we dream. Do the dreams we have at night have any meaning?
Do we dream of processing information and different impressions of senses that we experience throughout the day? Or do dreams have no function at all? Maybe we will never find an answer to these questions. Either way, a dream is a fascinating landscape to move in, leaving plenty of room for reflection and wonder.
Idea / choreography / direction: Inger Cecilie Bertran de Lis
Directed / dramaturgy: Robert Skjærstad
Scenography and costume: Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen
Composer and musician: Frode Barth
Lighting design. Daniel Kolstad Gimle
Dancers: Julie Moviken, Oda Bjørholm, Matias Rønningen;
Erlend Auestad Danielsen, Maria Skjærstad-Bertrán de Lis
Production coordinator: Miriam keel
Producer and production: ICB Productions
Co-production: Dansens Hus
Photo: Tale Hendnes / Dansens Hus
Supported by the Norwegian Cultural Council, Fund for Performing Artists