April 27 – May 13, 2012
By Yara Arts Group
Directed by Virlana Tkacz
Dream Bridge is an original piece featuring Yara artists from New York, with actors and musicians from Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. The production, created by Virlana Tkacz, is based on a Ukrainian poem by Oleh Lysheha and fragments from Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” (mentioned in the poem), as well as the dreams and nightmares of the participants. Dream Bridge is directed by Virlana Tkacz with designer Watoku Ueno. It features projections by Mikhail Shraga and music by electronic music composer Alla Zahaykevych from Kyiv, as well as music performed live on Kyrgyz traditional instruments by Nurbek Serkebaev. Interweaving performances in English, Ukrainian and Kyrgyz “Dream Bridge” is highly visual show and completely accessible to all audiences.
Virlana said: “For several years, I have been interested in creating a piece based on dreams. Our dreams can bring to light the mystery which swirls silently inside. At night, our brains, freed of their burdens, soar like music. Space turns fluid, as we swim through the universe and through time: into our past and even the future. Dreams become bridges into our childhood, where we can find answers to life-long questions, or stumble upon new enigmas.”
May 24 – June 9, 2013