MORPHEUS - SANDMAN & THE SEVEN SINS
Inspired by Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic, this Butoh Dance and Onyric Theatre performance is immersed in the story of Morpheus, the Greek deity of sleep. The dream world that surrounds this mysterious being subtly leads the viewer to his own unconscious, through a hypnotic trance of music, movement, lights and sensory textures. Through the multiple forms of the Dream, all of them illusions of the sleeping mind and - in turn - as psychoanalysis already discovered, vivid and authentic images of our psyche, the viewer travels through his own hidden dream landscapes.
Photography - justinpbrown71
Original Idea: ORLAND VERDÚ
Direction/Dance: ORLAND VERDÚ
Live Music: MARINA TOMÀS
Lights & Photography: justinpbrown71
Video: LUCÍA ANDREACCHIO
Production Assistant: ANNI ANDREA FACCHINI
In his journey between wakefulness, sleep and altered states of consciousness, Morpheus invites the viewer to reflect on the mystery that inhabits us. If life is a dream, who are we? What, then, is reality?
In the collective, archaic and mythical psyche are the various instincts of our species. Repressed by society and religion, our drives beat quietly in the Shadow to come alive in dreams and nightmares. It is in the pale light of the dream and its thousand oniros in the form of birds, as Goya illustrated them, that the 7 Deadly Sins are raised: the seven wounds of the soul that will shape our daytime personality.
Metamorphosis is the heart of Butoh dance and Onyric Theatre. In this solo by Orland Verdú, in which he explores these changes through the live music of Marina Tomàs, the dreamlike atmosphere and the expressive art of physical poetry inexorably penetrate our unconscious to awaken from our Apollonian torpor.
Sound. Sleep. Or awaken to a strange world ... Drunk with Otherness ...