2013-11-29 / Your City

CENTERSTAGE PRESENTS ITALIAN PUPPET THEATRE

FITCHBURG – A little girl goes to sleep and her dreams transform to nightmares in Dorme, performed by the LaCapra Ballerina Puppet Theatre of Italy and presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, as part of the CenterStage at Fitchburg State University arts and culture series.

Dorme (Italian for “she sleeps”) will be performed at Kent Recital Hall in the Conlon Fine Arts Building, 367 North St. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door. The piece is appropriate for adults and older children.

The main character’s dream journey, unfolding like a slow dance, goes through beauty and fear, flying with fish with human faces, discovering light and shadows, meeting her own death and awakening to realize it was just a dream. Dorme asks us what happens when our rational mind goes to sleep and how deeply our dreams interfere with our daily life once daylight breaks.

The puppetry theater piece is accompanied by an electronic musical score by Stefano Zazzera and uses the special wrist puppet technique developed by Vladimir Zakharov.

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