Life is a Dream

Following on from the phenomenal success of Transfigured Night, Danish choreographer and two time Olivier award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates a new work for Rambert.

After a lifetime of incarceration, a man gains a single day of freedom in this retelling of the 17th century play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Illusion and reality collide as legendary filmmakers the Quay Brothers place the action in a dream-like world. A full-size symphony orchestra adds to the other-worldly atmosphere with the rich, harmonious music of Witold Lutosławski for this tale of revenge and reconciliation.

Life is a Dream premieres at Sadler’s Wells, London, on 23 May 2018 and will tour to Bergen International Festival, Norway in June.

This film features: Hannah Rudd, Jacob O’Connell, Liam Francis, Juan Gil.

Kim Brandstrup
The Quay Brothers
Witold Lutosławski
Jean Kalman

Premiere: Sadler’s Wells, London, 23 May 2018

Commissioned by Bergen International Festival. Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute / Polska Music, Arts Council England and Cockayne Grants for the Arts – a donor-advised fund of The London Community Foundation.

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Showing at:

  • Sadler's Wells, London

    Sadler's Wells
    Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4TN
  • Bergen International Festival, Norway

    Bergen International Festival
    Grieghallen, Griegsalen, Bergen Norway
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