BENGALURU: Anecdotes, stories, useless information, serious science of quantum theory, liberal views, jokes, suicidal thoughts, food, games and flowers. Sounds random? These and more such oddities will be brought together in the form of a contemporary dance-cum-theatre performance titled Dream Baby Dream.
“The 45-minute performance is about our dreams, which unlike movies, don’t make sense. For example, when we dream we are being chased by a mouse and then suddenly sitting on a cloud the next minute,” says Sahiba Singh, choreographer of the piece. “It is a compilation of different people’s stories and dreams, through which we intend to portray fear, love, emotions, fantasy, desire and nonsensical things,” she adds.
The performance will be abstract for two reasons, Singh says. Firstly, it is a dance-cum-theatre performance.“Dance tends to have a level of abstraction as compared to theatre, which is with fixed text. We will have few dialogues and have more of movements, props, motives, and music. The second reason it will seem bizarre, is because of the theme itself,” says Singh, who is also the founder of Meeraqi studio.
What does she hope the audience takes away from it?
“Nothing,” quips Singh, “I am not concentrating on what people understand but what they feel. Just as we see how people stare at abstract modern paintings and feel something, even without dialogues, the same way our audience will feel.”
As complicated as the final result may seem, the cast’s method of choreographing this seems fairly straightforward. Having had experience in Contemporary dance for 12 years, along with creating 5 non-linear dance theatre plays, Singh just asked her 10 member cast to pen down their dreams and found a way to visually portray them.
What: Dream Baby Dream
Where: Meeraqi Studio
When: April 8, Sunday from 8 pm to 9 pm