As dreams are made

As dreams are made

OCTOBER 6-11, 2020 | VANCITY CULTURE LAB – THE CULTCH | 1895 VENABLES STREET | Google map

TICKETS | Starting at $29 General admission seating.

Conceived by David Pay

Adrian Muir, Production Manager & Lighting Design
Nancy Tam, Sound Design
Amiel Gladstone, Theatrical Consultant
Rebecca Mulvihill & Marijke Asbeek Brusse, Stage Managers

Featuring music by
J.S. Bach
Saina Khaledi
Kaija Saariaho
Alfredo Santa Ana
Linda Catlin Smith
Nancy Tam

Performances by
Saina Khaledi, santour
Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute
Rebecca Wenham, cello
and the recorded voice of Katie Findlay

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“The feeling of connection is something that’s hard to describe;
it’s something closer to comfort and mutual empathy.”
(Janet Smith, Stir)

“As dreams are made” is Artistic Director David Pay‘s very personal response to the global pandemic.

Inspired by the magic of musicians in live performance, this 15-minute production was created specifically for one audience member and one performer to connect safely through music that brings us together.  It’s an immersive event that is at once intimate and comforting, inventive and dreamlike.

“As dreams are made” was also inspired by 1:1 CONCERTS, short, in-person encounters between one listener and one musician. Opening each encounter with eye contact and a kind, welcoming mutual gaze creates an intimate, very personal 1:1 concert experience with the feeling of “proximity from a distance.”

This brief, socially distanced live performance is part of Music on Main “The Tempest Project,” a full-length immersive work that will premiere in 2023.

 

What to expect when you attend “As dreams are made”

At Music on Main, our care for your health and well being is an extension of our love for audiences and artists.

We are following best practices to protect your health and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  This includes:  physical distancing; wearing masks; rigorous sanitization; and contact tracing. No one associated with the production of “As dreams are made” is permitted to work if they display any symptoms related to COVID-19.

We kindly request the same care from all audience members.

While Music on Main’s events will look different during this period, we remain committed to creating warm, welcoming, and musically enriching experiences for you.

Here is some additional information:

— The performance of “As dreams are made” will take place in the Vancity Culture Lab at the Cultch.
— The Vancity Culture Lab is 1,260 square feet theatre (117 square metres) with a ceiling height of more than 17 feet (5+ metres).
— Between every performance, the theatre is aired out and contact surfaces are sanitized.
— You will be the only audience member attending the performance.
— There will be one musician performing for you.
— The musician will be seated more than 3 metres from you.
— There will also be two technicians working on the performance, physically separated from the performance space.
— The duration of the performance is approximately 15 minutes.
— Please bring your own mask to wear while walking inside theatre. Once you reach your seat, you may remove your mask for the duration of the performance.
— The musician will not be wearing a mask during the performance.
— You are required to fill out a COVID-19 health declaration in advance of attending the performance.

If you are experiencing any symptoms indicative of COVID-19 or are required by health authorities to self-isolate, please stay home and cancel your booking.

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“As dreams are made” and Music on Main’s research for “The Tempest Project” are possible because of support from BC Arts Council’s Enhanced Capacity project funding and donors like you.

“As dreams are made” was inspired in part by 1:1 CONCERTS, and Music on Main thanks the team of 1:1 CONCERTS GbR – flutist Stephanie Winker, scenographer Franziska Ritter and cultural mediator Christian Siegmund – for their warm-hearted advice.

 

FAQ

Q: Can two people from the same household attend at the same time?
A: Only one audience member can attend a performance.
“As dreams are made” is specifically designed for just one audience member to be immersed in an intimate performance. There’s only one audience seat inside the Culture Lab, and all of the lighting and sound is designed especially for that one seat. If you would like to book with other people in your bubble, we recommend booking performances 30 minutes apart.
Q: Will I hear one or three musicians?
A: You will hear one musician at a performance.
When you attend your 15-minute performance of “As dreams are made,” you will hear only one musician.  There are three musicians playing the 66 performances between Oct 6-11, and they play a specially chosen piece for you.
Q: Can I choose which musician I’ll hear?
A: No. The element of musical surprise is an important aspect of “As dreams are made.”
Choose the date and time that works best for your schedule.  No matter what musician you hear, you’ll have an experience that one audience member says will leave you with “complete presence inside the unutterable beauty of the music.”
Q: Can you tell me more about the health protocols at the event?
A: Of course! At Music on Main, our care for your health and well being is an extension of our love for audiences and artists.
We are following best practices to protect your health and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  This includes:  physical distancing; wearing masks; rigorous sanitization; and contact tracing. No one associated with the production of “As dreams are made” is permitted to work if they display any symptoms related to COVID-19.  We’ve been following research about musicians and performances and are surpassing recommendations.