Dream is the Dreamer is the title for a spatial evocation. A solo exercise for stage, designed for 1 performer and 3 plastic bags, where a fictional topography is activated, establishing a collective imaginary, projected through the development of word and gesture.
The empty space is intercepted by a protocol of coordinates, where a sequence of science fiction events is described and embodied, building a scenic time zone. The construction of the sensitive experience of the body starts from the exercise of contemplation, where a solitary character stands in contrast to the horizon line. Through the manipulation of plastic objects, the monstrous dimensions of a body-flesh-skin, are put in relation and evidence. The gesture’s vocabulary is inspired in the codifications of NOH Theatre and used with the aim to generate situations of analogy and abstraction, relating the scenic word. The themes of this project reflect the interest on Anthropocentrism, Post-Humanism, Aerocene, Science Fiction, Atomic World and Ecology. This project saw it’s begging during Master EXERCE between 2016-18 and it was premiered at DDD Festival, in May 2019.
Catarina Miranda presents Dream is the Dreamer at Short Theatre 2020 thanks to the co-habitation with Materiais Diversos within the Displacement of the festival / More Than This.