Dream of a Star 6+

Based on motifs from the short story by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is best known as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, less as an author of short stories. The story Dream of a Star (A Child's Dream of a Star, 1850) was inspired by the loss of the writer's sister. Profound experience of the death of loved one, which is not spared to anyone, is depicted in the story of the main character when he is faced with the death of the sister and mother. However, Dickens transforms it into beautiful story about transcendence, about a star, where everybody is headed to and where we will meet our loved ones once again. With this performance we are going back in time, but we are talking about universal questions about the beginning and the end of everything that is alive. We are looking for answers to these fundamental questions since our early childhood, the time in our lives when we wonder about everything what surrounds us, until the moment we leave this world. Only the form of questions and answers is changing through the life cycle. Art offers very diverse depictions, not only as answers but also in form of clues, premonitions and it asks new questions. Sometimes on a seemingly simple way, which is full of beauty and poetic truth; both children and adults understand and feel this.

Gallery

Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Dream of a Star <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>

Crew and cast

Director, author of adaptation and visual designer Silvan Omerzu


Performers Barbara Jamšek, Metka Jurc and Elena Volpi


Composer Matija Krečič

Dramaturge  Katarina Klančnik Kocutar

Speech advisor Metka Damjan

Lighting designer Jaka Šimenc

Lighting technician Enver Ibrahimagić

Sound designer Marko Jakopanec

Costume designer Mojca Bernjak

Puppet designers Silvan Omerzu and Žiga Lebar

Props designers Primož Mihevc, Mojca Bernjak and Darka Erdelji

Set designers Lucijan Jošt and Branko Caserman

Musicians Matjaž Balažic (bandoneon), Matej Kužel (bass clarinet), Jože Bogolin (percussion), Teo Collori (lap steel guitar), Ema Krečič (cello), Jera Krečič (cello), Erika Frantar (harp) and Matija Krečič (violin, piano)

Cameraman and music processor Dejan Lapanja


Premiere — 22. September 2016

On tour abroad

20. September 2017
50. PIF Festival, Zagreb, Croatia