NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2
|MUSIC||ANDRE HAJJ & ENSEMBLE: MIR; EZ-ZOUHOUR: SIDI MANSOUR / BABA BAHRI. COURTESY OF ARC MUSIC PRODUCTIONS INT. LTD. AL AJALEH: BAT SHEVA MUSIC. MOHAMMED ABDU: ALLAH ALAIHA, AL RASAYEL & MAHMA YGOLON. COURTESY OF ROTANA MUSIC|
|SOUND EDITOR||MATAN ONYAMEH|
|REHEARSAL ASSISTANTS||LYDIA BUSTINDUY, FRANCESCA CAROTI, ANDER ZABALA|
|WORLD PREMIERE||NOVEMBER 4, 2021, AMARE, THE HAGUE|
|LENGTH OF THE PRODUCTION||22 MIN|
|ON STAGE||16 DANCERS|
“The small, secret moment between sleep and consciousness is the moment in which I make my dreams come true.
Recently, I return to the dreams I once had.
As a kid, I used to dream about snakes. Every morning I was surprised that I remembered them in great detail, though I did not understand why these snakes visited me in my dreams.
Even though I am afraid of snakes, every time we met in a dream they did not threaten me, I was never afraid.
Today I understand that these snakes are me facing the world and facing myself. I am confronting my fears and following my beliefs.
Instead of running away from memory, I decided to explore it and chose to use it as an element on the dancers' pajamas.
Music lies at the beginning of every work I create. Given the fact that I have Tunisian roots, the choice of Northern-African music was natural.
When I hear it, I feel like I am in a dream full of freedom and hope.
In this work it was important for me to give my dreams a stage, and to give the dreaming child that I once was a tangible expression.
As we get older, we tend to abandon our dreams.
We should get reacquainted with the child in us. The one who is not afraid to fall, the one who experiences life and is intrigued to discover. The one who knows that all dreams can come true.
The child in us holds the power to laugh, to get excited, and to fulfill all that its desire.”
- Nadav Zelner