James Dream

Performed twice, once at ‘The Place’ in Euston, London and once at The V&A museum, James Dream was an experimental dance – design collaboration.

Choreographer Frankie Hickman and I wanted to explore the concept of Identity as we know it today in the context of times gone by. Using the visual metaphor of a rusted and overgrown abandoned car as well as creating a soundtrack of a broken radio playing 60’s classics, we pay homage to an experience of youth that one can no longer have, sans technology. When one would go exploring nature, driving around in cars or dreaming of the day you could. In the costume and movement, we found a more animalistic tone, that of peeling away from society and stripping down to the base of our being. The act of removing layers of clothing to reveal personality is balanced by the act of repeating movement to create personality.

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