Dream Harvest

We are harvesting dreams. We want to collect dreams and consider the ways in which people dream. As well as contributing towards our piece, ‘Snooze’, we will be making a wide database of dreams for future projects. We are hosting a number of workshops across the UK to record dream narratives, but we also need your help.

Click on our ‘Taeke Paert’ page to anonymously tell us about a dream you remember and your dream perceptions. Maybe you have a recurring dream, one that you remember vividly from childhood, or maybe you often dream about turning up to the office naked. Please share! You’ll be helping to make theatre.

A Big Influence For Snooze

has been these magical dream soundscapes created by Delia Derbyshire and Barry Bermange in 1964. They were vastly ahead of their time, featuring spliced u interviews with regular people discussing their dreams over a background of electronic music. They have been arranged into six motifs: Running, Falling, Land, Sea, Colour and the Outro. It’s fascinating to hear how many of our dreams are shared, and how much accents have changed over recent years! Enjoy.

http://ubumexico.centro.org.mx/sound/derbyshire_delia/dreams/derbyshire_delia-dreams-02-Falling.mp3

 

Thanks to David Butler for introducing me to these, and for his general assistance in anything and everything oneiric.

Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival Goes Live!

Chimaera Theatre’s inaugural production, Snooze, is going to Edinburgh! We’ve even got an entry in the programme to prove it. We’ll be on at 12.30pm at The City Cafe, from the 1st of August until the 8th. Tickets are free and needn’t be booked in advance, but please come a few minutes early to avoid disappointment.

On another note, the wonderful and rather sexy Madison Clare has designed our new logo. Let us know what you think in the comments section!

LOGO