Dream of a Poet

A poetical, musical, visual and coreografic performance based on the world and the poems of Rabindranath Tagore. The circular scenic space explores an extreme physical proximity between actors and audience. The spectators are immersed in a stereoscopic and psychedelic composition of actions, sounds, words and rythms. The uninterrupted live music is composed by the ensemble and performed by a piano, a bass and two violins.

"On the river bank I've fallen asleep. I've dreamt of a White Mother who was not able to give me birth. I've dreamt of a Black Mother who had lost me when I was just a child. I've dreamt that I was no longer capable of closing my eyes, but not even to open them. A golden Angel pursued me to give me a caress. I've dreamt the war and a crowd of women. The River was dry. My throat too. I was no longer capable of meeting the eyes of a Child. If I looked into the mirror, I was much older than myself."

The luminous illusions and the nightmarish visions of a Poet. The creatures of his fantasy rebel against his control, to talk to him about himself. The contradictions of life explode in his hands and in front of his eyes. The River flows unabated. The archetypal figures of the Dream whisper enigmatic words. Light and darkness, guilt and innocence are the poles of the travel of the Poet into himself. "To mature towards childhood": this is the Poet's destiny. Love is the initiatory experience that will lead him to recover his innocence. The sensual joy of a Child will be the political answer to the evil in the world.

 

PERFORMANCE

The performance can receive a maximum of 58 spectators. A part of the places are on cushions on the floor.

Altamira Studio Teater thanks
Niels Christian Brinth, Rina Skeel, Ulrik Skeel, Julia Varley, Frans Winther, Johannes Zois

Dramaturgy and directing: Pierangelo Pompa

Actors and musicians: Mbalou Arnould, Domenico Mannelli, Sara Moscardini, Alice Occhiali,Valerio Peroni, Barbara Tholozan

Music and sound: composed and played live by Altamira Studio Teater

Space, Costumes and Lights: Altamira Studio Teater

Texts: Rabindranath Tagore and quotations from other authors

Language: the performance can be played in Danish and English

A coproduction Altamira Studio Teater / Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

Premiere: Holstebro, March 2015