What is that dark no man’s land called ‘sleep’? How can you be completely sure that the ‘dreamworld’ is not the real earth? Or that we are not simply dreaming that we are waking up? In any case, everything you see during the day returns in your dreams, but inside out!
Slumberland is a breathtaking film-like musical journey into the world of the night. The point at which everything is overturned and the dream outstrips reality. It is the children themselves who with their astonishing imagination take you to a fascinating world. They tell us about how they sleep, what happens in their dreams and why day turns to night. The songs, performed live by An Pierlé and Fulco Ottervanger, and the film images by Nathalie Teirlinck portray in sounds and pictures a series of wondrous figures who meet each other in a nocturnal world. The moon-girl who lands on earth, the sandman who leaves his sand cave, the sleep professional who makes sleep into a science, the bat-boy who prefers to sleep upside-down. Each one is a magical, moving and comical figure balancing on the rope stretched loosely between what is real and what isn’t, and each lives on enduringly in your memory.
This production by Zonzo Compagnie has been showered with positive reviews and in Knack magazine was called ‘one long climax’.
The two powerful musicians on stage make you hope you can find their CD after the performance so you can enjoy their marvellous songs long afterwards.