O, How I Dreamt Of Things Impossible – Online Premiere
A Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre Production in association with NORPA
The online premiere of O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible was filmed during the premiere season at NORPA in October 2020.
“We’re creators, we’re dreamers, we design our reality. Oh, how we dream of things impossible.”
– Tallula Bourne, Sprung!! Company Dancer
In a world that’s not built for you, can you dare to dream of life, love and a rightful place within it all?
Produced in association with NORPA, Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre’s latest work, O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible is a visually captivating and moving journey into the minds and dreams of seven dancers with disabilities.
Sharing the stories the world needs to hear, O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible is a physically dynamic and hopeful work that reframes our perspective and shows that Impossible can be transformed into I’m Possible.
Through the lens of seven young, imaginative and curious minds, we rediscover the power of dreams. Dreams that summon the optimism and strength to overcome the doubts we all share about life.
O, How I Dreamt Of Things Impossible was co-devised by the dancers and brings together a host of highly accomplished artists including celebrated costume designer, Jennifer Irwin who has more than 39 years’ experience (Opera Australia, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company), composer Fred Cole who has produced a full-length original score for the piece, lighting designer John Rayment who recently worked on the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and some mind-bending artwork by award-winning digital artist Andrew Christie.
“I think of many, many things about myself [when I make dance]. About emotions, suffering and pain too, and heartbreak…”
– Zac Mifsud, Sprung!! Company Dancer.
View the program here.
Dancers/Co-devisers Alice Misty Boscheinen, Tallula Bourne, Sinead Skorka Brennan, Tara Coughlan, Max McAuley, Zac Mifsud, Kane Shields
Director Michael Hennessy
Assistant Director Peter Notley
Dramaturg Julian Louis
Producer Robyn Brady
Assistant Producer Katie Cooper-Wares
Composer Fred Cole
Set Design/Projection Andrew Christie
Lighting Design John Rayment
Costume Design Jennifer Irwin
Deaf Cultural Advisor Sigrid Macdonald
“Oh wow. Wow wow wow. We both feel so much better about life after seeing your show. The humour, intelligence, subtlety and charm of every single person just shone through… I was weeping at the end”
– Eddie Ayres, ABC Radio National (French Cafe 2019)
60 minutes (no interval)
Recommended for all ages.
Image by Andrew Christie
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.