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“If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended, that you have but slumber’d here, while these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, no more yielding but a dream.”
Why do we dream? What makes our nocturnal visions so intriguing? Do dreams really have a bearing on our waking existence? The surreal and highly personal nature of dreams suggests that these questions may never be answered. What we do know is that dreams have inspired countless works of art through the centuries from the literature of Emily Brontë, Lewis Carroll, Shakespeare, Dickens and Sigmund Freud to the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco de Goya, Henry Fuseli and Salvador Dali. We explore this incredibly rich and creative seam using words and music with performances of works by Badalementi, Monti, Cervantes, Liszt, Tartini, Messiaen, Arvo Pärt and more.
Director – David Le Page