New Tickets Added to O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible
With changes to NSW public health orders allowing theatres to increase their capacity up to 50%, a second round of tickets have been released for Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre’s sold out performance O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible. Social distancing will still be in place, so tickets to the October show are limited and expected to sell quickly.
In order to cater for those who are still isolating, or across borders or oceans, the show will also be filmed. A screening, on November 7, will be made available online and a simultaneous screening at NORPA with a live audience, Q&A and Auslan interpreter will also be available.
O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible is a physically dynamic and robustly hopeful show. It asks the question: In a world that’s not built for you, can you dare to dream of life, love and a rightful place within it all? The work explores the kaleidoscope of emotions and day-to-day experiences of its dancers with disability. Through the lens of seven young, imaginative and curious minds, we rediscover the power of dreams alongside the optimism and integral strength that must be summoned to overcome the doubts we all share about life.
O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible was co-devised by the dancers and also 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 Commonwealth Games and some mind-bending artwork by award-winning digital artist Andrew Christie.
Artistic Director of Sprung!!, Michael Hennessy (a former Sydney Dance Company dancer), has been working with the dancers on a weekly basis for more than five years and is excited to bring their performance to the NORPA stage. “Ultimately their experiences are what make the show so profound,” he said. “One dancer was hospitalised in his youth and unable to move, so to see him fully expressing himself in movement is a feat in and of itself, but to see him perform at this level is astounding.”
NORPA’s Artistic Director and CEO, Julian Louis said: “Sprung!! is a great testament to the drive and commitment that a small, independent dance and performing arts company needs to have to succeed. I’m endlessly impressed by their dedication to their craft and to the dancers. Sprung!! is one of the only dedicated performance ensembles in our region, that in itself is something to celebrate.” “NORPA is excited to be co-producing this piece and bringing live performance back to the mainstage in collaboration with Sprung!!”
O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible reframes our perspective and shows that ‘impossible’ can be transformed into ‘I’m Possible’.
Thu 22 Oct – Sat 24 Oct
NORPA, Lismore City Hall