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The Dreaming

The Dreaming


Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theater


4th Street Theater, 83 East 4th Street (Bowery/2nd Ave)


Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 5:45pm
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 8:15pm
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 10:00pm
Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 8:30pm
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 3:15pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 2:00pm



Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theater

August 13, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24   2011

VENUE #12: 4th Street Theatre; 83 East 4th Street (Bowery/2nd Ave)

SAT 13 @ 5:45pm, THU 18 @ 8:15pm, FRI 19 @ 10pm, SUN 21 @ 8:30pm, MON 22 @ 3:15pm, WED 24 @ 2pm

       Enter the Dream Machine with Octavia Cup.  Fall into a shifting world where dance leads you into a dream so vivid your only escape is a pinch from a friend. High heels and pointe shoes cloud stomp through the subconscious borderlands between waking and sleeping in The Dreaming, an expressionistic trip on a mare of the night.  Abandon the rational mind in a crazy labyrinth of images, words and patterns. Experience dreamscapes morphing, twisting and emerging through reflections of movement, sound and words.     Let go...  Let's go...
Every great dream begins with a dreamer, Laura Ward with her modern/ballet company Octavia Cup teams up with French composer, Michel Ayello (LUGG) to bring a spectacle of free flowing expressionism to the stage. Texts from 3 generations are mashed up and blending into the mix with loops, samples and curls fusing new sounds with echoes from the past. The company spans 5 decades including dancers in their 20’s to their 60’s. 
Conceived and Choreographed by Laura Ward in collaboration with Octavia Cup 
Original Score by LUGG-Michel Ayello (listen to or download the music at www.lugg.bandcamp.com)
Projections by Ella Condon, and Anna Hovannessian, Design by Sari Fainburg and Judy Thomas
Text by Michel Ayello, David Gordon, Laura Ward, Sheila Ward
Supreme Allied Commander (sound design) by Jason Greenspan
Performers: Georgina Aragon, Jen Barrer-Gall, Cindy Bernier, Nana Hitomi, Cassie Roberts, Laura Ward

At Venue #12 
4th Street Theatre
83 East 4th St between Bowery and 2nd Ave

Tickets are 5 advance purchase 8 at door 
buy online  at fringenyc.org or 866.468.7619

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