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Oscillating between reality and illusion, dreams are allegories of the subconscious created by automatic processing of information. While we sleep, we dream. We live these parallel lives. The disparity of the paralysed, sleeping body in waking life and the “aliveness” of sleep creates a simulacrum of wakefulness. Layeredness becomes a source of inspiration.

The mechanism of dreams introduces us to a world of exploring our mind, shows us, teaches us, suggests and immerses us in symbolic motifs, transforming the rootedness of archetypal features, and constructing the meanings we have rooted in rhythmicity, repetitions, porousness of vocabulary, and the interrelations of gaze, body and movement. By creating awareness and deciphering dreams, we used the dancing body as an experimenter of the changeability of meanings. Motifs of alternative realities, hallucinations and eerie and unnatural matter inhabit the language of our dreams, which we have transposed into fluid images, precise corporeal compositions and focused states. Using parasomnia, lucid dreams and a distorted sense of time and space, we connect our own dreams, evoke sensations, memories, ideas and emotions, allowing the audience to reach their own and unique interpretations of the events onstage.

Choreography: Ida Jolić
In collaboration with performers: Tea Hlušička, Nataša Kustura, Linda Tarnovski and Mia Zalukar
Dramaturgy: Tena Bošnjaković
Music: Miro Manojlović
Costume design: Ana Mikulić
Lighting design: Saša Fistrić
Video: Matej Bodrušić
Graphic design: Tihomir Filipec
Photography, promotional video: Neven Petrović
Producer: Ivan Mrđen
Production: Artistic association ON/A
Co-production: Zagreb Dance Centre

The project was realised as part of the Zagreb Dance Centre 2023 residency program, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, the City Office for Culture and Civil Society of the City of Zagreb and the Kultura nova Fundation.

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