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On 26-28 June 2015 (Friday at 8:30 pm, Saturdays and Sunday at 5 pm) Poland’s Zuzanna Kasprzyk, graduate of the Dance Theatre Department in Bytom, Poland (co-choreographer/dramaturge/dancer) and Malaysia’s Ren Xin Lee (co-choreographer/director/dancer) will showcase their joint project B.E.D. (But Everybody Dreams, Big Enough Dreams). The performance is a site-specific work. The audience will journey through the piece. The performance is a series of ?happenings? that unfold in a migratory manner. The site-specific ?happenings? will lead the audience from one point to another, sometimes stationing at one place for a while. At other times, the audience roams, as if in an exhibition gallery. The choreographers will be joined in performance by three other Malaysian performers: dancer Tan Bee Hun, musician/actor Sudarshan Chandra Kumar, and drummer/theatre performer Leow Hui Min. The project is being developed at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.

 

The project explores identity loss and/or community dislocation due to urbanisation. Other themes discussed are alternative social functions: questioning typecast expectations that lock on identity markers; social pluralism ? to make sense of dynamic identities in a society where ?multi-? has become a mere construct, instead of plain existence; and construction/demolition/reconstruction that happens in a country, a community, a family, and a person?s daily life.

 

The project is supported by the Polish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur as part of celebrations marking 250 years of public theatre in Poland.

 

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Synopsis

 

Not about sleeping.

About dreaming.

Dreams.

Everybody dreams.

What, would a society dream of? If it does?

If,

it does not sleep.

 

Not about sleeping.

About three very different people ? trying to share a space, finding out how to exist together, and try to dream together.

It is about,

Home.

 

On the way home, they encounter two women dance-makers in a men-ruled world that has forgotten about dancing.

 

No more sleeping!

 

Why mattresses?

Mattresses are used as props and sets. At different instances, they are metaphors for:

 

?        Bed ? where we start our day, and where we end our day: What really values in the time between?

?        Personal (space) vs. shared (space)

?        Private (entities) vs. public (entities)

?        Weight, burden

?        Comfort, pleasure, security, protection, territory, demarcation, barrier, conflict.

?        Building units; home, home country. Dreams.

?        Abandoned items, abandoned dreams

?        Object of attestation. Testimony. Evidence.

 

More information: http://www.klpac.org/

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