Ten Nights of Dream
The uncanny world of dreams and the unconscious is brought to life through movement, music and visuals in TomoeArts new solo dance-theatre work, Ten Nights of Dream.
A woman buried with a piece of fallen star; a blind child riding on the back of the dreamer; a huge ship seemingly going nowhere; a panama hat; a barber; a goldfish seller; a thousand pigs. These are a few of the haunting images found in this multimedia performance.
Ten Nights of Dream is a full-length show combining solo choreographies, original music composition, and visual projected images, all based on Japanese novelist Natsume Sôseki's uncanny and ghostly series of tales, Ten Nights of Dream. The choreographies are based on the forms and aesthetics of nihon buyoh (Japanese classical dance). Each piece focuses on central metaphors from the tales, expanding them into movement and character motifs that embody the core energy and atmosphere of each dream. Original electro-acoustic music incorporates live shakuhachi flute and recorded sounds. Projections weave still and moving images into each choreography completing the dream-like atmosphere of the performance.
Cast & Crew
Choreography and performance: Colleen Lanki
Composition and performance: Alcvin Ryūzen Ramos
Projection design: Craig Alfredson, David Kim, Yulia Shtern, and Ana Luisa Espinoza Vaca
Direction: Matthew Romantini
Produced by: Tomoe Arts and Centre A
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“Through the direction of Matthew Romantini and projection designs..The show reflects in an extraordinary multi-media fashion Natsume's dreams in haunting images: a woman buried with a piece of fallen star; a blind child riding on the back of the dreamer; a huge ship going nowhere; a panama hat; a barber; a goldfish seller; and the humorous dream about a thousand pigs. ...One could hear a pin drop as the audience watched intently... This was a production beyond the ordinary.”