“The human heart in conflict with itself…only that is worth writing about.” – William Faulkner
Perchance to Dream is a work about spiritual transformation and the cyclical nature of yin & yang as expressed by the transformative power of water.
Incorporating traditional Chinese water sleeves, theatrical narrative, and extremely physical partnering, this piece shows how the parts of ourselves that we view as negative can in fact help us reach for and attain the positive.
Early drafts of the piece have been performed at Dance New Amsterdam, Green Space, and presented by the DC-based theater company Taffety Punk at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. This excerpt, titled “The Sleepwalker”, is a draft of the opening of the piece and was performed as a part of the Nachmo Showcase at Triskelion Arts Center.
Performers: Micheline Heal & Alyssa Caliendo