Reverie

2022

Enter a metaphorical universe in which all sense of time is lost, where characters evoke a surreal and swirling dreamlike state. Blurring the line between the real and the imaginary, Reverie invites audiences into a ‘fantasy-like’ world in which they might recognise their own emotions, phobias and behaviours.

Reverie explores how memories and the past shape our collective narrative. Drawing inspiration from the use of archetypes in Lewis Carol’s Alice and Carl Jung’s theories on the subconscious, the work creates connections between the known and the unfamiliar to demonstrate how interchangeable these states can be.

Concept, Direction, Choreography Georgia Tegou & Michalis Theophanous | Costume Design Justin Smith | Music Composition & Sound Design Jeph Vanger Dramaturgy Xenia Aidonopoulou Lighting Design Mike Toon | Creative Producer Lia Prentaki | Original Creative Producer Mark Mallabone | Production Manager Chris Burr | Project Coordinator & Marketing Associate Lia Garbola | Performers Nathan Goodman, William James, Synne Lundesgaard, Virginia Poli

R&D Masks Maryliis Teindeldt | Original Cast Arianna Ballestrieri, Fenia Chatzakou, Michael Incarbone, Kostas Papamatthaiakis

Photography Nikolas Louka

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Place | Supported in touring by ONASSIS STEGI’s Outward Turn Program

Commissioned and Touring support by Onassis Stegi | Onassis New Choreographers Festival 7 | Creation supported using public funding by Arts Council of England | Initial development supported by SystemsLAB | Further Support by Studio Wayne McGregor through the freespace programme, The Hellenic Centre London and the University of Roehampton