Dreamland is a multidisciplinary orchestral performance around the world of Coney Island, an American amusement park located in Brooklyn, which had its heyday at the beginning of the 20th century and has been in decline ever since. In an abandoned amusement park setting, the art of miniature and performance art together bear the story of a great movement. The spectators circulate like omniscient giants around a breathtaking fantastic island with a thousand mini-mechanics. In this multidisciplinary arena, eight performers interact with the model and each other in a choreography of sound and visual actions, amplified via the screens and the sound system. Simultaneously ambulatory, installation, performance, theatre, cinema, and musical show, Dreamland is a real carnival revisited, both playful and tortured.

Dreamland was created in September 2016 at Théâtre Périscope.

Video : Alexandre Berthier

Partenaires : Conseil des arts du Canada, gouvernement du Québec et Ville de Québec dans le cadre de l’Entente de développement culturel, LANTISS


Texte, idée originale et mise en scène
Théâtre Rude Ingénierie
Conseil artistique
Patrick Caux
Conception de la machine
Théâtre Rude Ingénierie
Décor et miniatures
Théâtre Rude Ingénierie en collaboration avec Vano Hotton
Environnement sonore
Frédéric Auger
Keven Dubois
Alexandre Berthier, Olivier Bolduc-Coutu
Josiane Bernier, Bruno Bouchard, Philippe Lessard Drolet, Danya Ortmann, Fabien Piché, Pascal Robitaille