The Dream with Visceral Dance Chicago

with Visceral Dance Chicago

APRIL 29 2018, 3pm

Scott Speck Conductor
Nick Pupillo Choreographer

Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Chamber Symphony, String Quartet no. 8.
Osvaldo Golijov Mariel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Elegy from Serenade for Strings
Jonny Greenwood Proven Lands, Future Markets, and Oil from There Will be Blood
Sergei Rachmaninoff Vocalise
Heitor Villa-Lobos Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5
Minoru Miki Time for Marimba
Thom Yorke Creep
Allessandro Marcello Adagio from Oboe Concerto in D minor
Ennio Morricone “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission

Approximate running time 1 hour (no intermission)

“I desire, I thirst in this moment to kiss, weeping tears, that very earth which I left and I do not desire or accept life on any other.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

By overwhelming demand, the Chicago Philharmonic and Visceral Dance Chicago bring back to the stage the acclaimed The Dream, this time at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie.

A man, disillusioned with the world and humanity, contemplates ending his life. But a little girl tugging at his sleeve, as distant to him as the twinkling stars in the sky, stirs something inside him. As he sleeps, he journeys far from earth towards the children of the sun, basking in their goodness. But his very presence corrupts their heaven and the bliss ends, the human emotions of jealousy, cruelty and guilt corrupting the innocent, angelic beings. Cast out from Utopia, the ridiculous man wakens with a renewed sense of purpose, a new love for the world and the humanity which inhabits it.

In this sensational production inspired by Dostoyevsky’s The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, which the Chicago Tribune called “a joy”, dance, literature and music converge to create an unforgettable experience.

Tickets $25 – $75

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