White Day Dream



Don’t miss the last four performances of White Day Dream!

Audiences have loved the first four shows:

Here are some quotes:

 From Sarah Barton, well-known film maker and media producer who saw the show last week.” This show White Daydream is amazing. Weave’s idiosyncratic humour at the fore. Wonderful ensemble of performers, just an absolute delight. I haven’t laughed so hard in ages. An absolute joy of a show.”

“wonder and weirdness, humour and unexpected poignancy”, “creative inspiration you won’t find anywhere else” “carnivalesque wonders” Cameron Woodhead in the Age.

A review by Award winning Author Stephen Gray who was in the audience last week

White Day Dream, the latest show by Weave Movement Theatre, lulls you into a  dream world, then hits you for a six.

The show is a collaboration between Weave and internationally renowned Butoh artist Yumi Umiumare.

Weave has a reputation for powerful performances by actors with and without disabilities that incite new ways of seeing and experiencing. Yumi Umiumare is acclaimed for her edgy, distinctive direction. Together, they are dynamite.

Each actor reveals their own self in the way they move. White plastic bags, the detritus of human existence are transformed by puffs of air, blue light or the actors’ imaginings into balloons, clouds, or restraints.

Everything is fleeting and sometimes jarring- snatches of conversation, jokes and groans, faces screaming then laughing. Yet in all this we sense a deep and unifying current of meaning.  White Day Dream succeeds in bewitching us.

Directed by Butoh/Cabaret/ physical theatre artist extraordinaire, ‘living treasure’, Yumi Umiumare, the show has 4 more performances-Thurs Nov 3, Friday Nov 4, Saturday Nov 5 at 8pm Sunday Nov 6 at 5pm at 45 downstairs. Phone 9662 9966

  • White Day Dream – fortyfivedownstairs

In 2015, supported by funding from Creative Victoria, Weave completed a creative development directed by Butoh/Cabaret artist Yumi Umiumare. This culminated in a very well-received work in progress showing at the Brunswick Mechanic’s institute in September.

In 2016 Weave received funding from the City of Melbourne, Creative Victoria and the Catalyst Fund to continue the White Day Dream project directed by Yumi Umiumare. There will be a season of performances from 27 October to 6 November 2016 at fortyfivedownstairs in the City of Melbourne.

Is it really happening right in front of us, or are we daydreaming?

A unique fusion between Butoh and physical theatre, White Day Dream is the latest creation from Weave Movement Theatre. Performed by dancers with and without disability and choreographed by Yumi Umiumare, the work moves between the surreal and the absurd; exploring universal human themes of memory and dreams – their fragility, transience, and power. Like a dream itself, White Day Dream recalls subconscious emotions… where things are at once unexpectedly linked, and disconnected.

27 October – 6 November, 2016

Preview 27 October, Opening 28 October

Thurs – Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm

Tickets: $35 Full, $28 Concession and Groups 8+, $25 Student Groups 10+, $20 Arts Access Victoria and Auslan users (please book AAV and Auslan tickets via jflorence(at)artsaccess.com.au)

Bookings: 03 9662 9966 or online at www.fortyfivedownstairs.com  

Venue: fortyfivedownstairs – 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne


**Auslan interpreted performance Sunday 6 November, 5pm

***Wheelchair bookings must be by phone. Wheelchair access is via Spark Lane, off Flinders Lane near Spring Street

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