CHILDREN OF BABEL

4 RECURRING DREAMS

Children of Babel is the third installment in 4 Recurring Dreams; a tetralogy of evening length dances that explore the nature of recurring dreams and opens up new dialogues on timely themes such as migration, exodus, and transformation. Inspired by the invisible radio wars between the United States and Cuba since 1959 and mythopoetic research into personal dreams and stories of one family’s migration from Cuba during the Mariel Boatlift of 1980, Children of Babel takes its audience and performers into a vivid sand filled landscape where the voices of a country pulled apart echo 90 miles in all directions.

"This piece speaks to the recurring dreams that tear through our homes awakening us from our sleep. Not necessarily nightmares but dreams, vivid ones. We can always find the taste in our mouths and the smell in our lungs for hours afterwards. These dreams are our bridge to the stories that we have been told since we were young and the places we’ve never touched."

 

The work exists as a hallmark of OGD's virtuosic and athletic choreography as well as the companies evocative multimedia design. Evoking surreal performance landscapes, 4 Recurring Dreams features performer operated designs through sophisticated sensor technology, lighting, and digital-media interaction.

**Orange Grove Dance's world premiere of Children of Babel was supported by The Carla Fund for Choreography and Performance, established by the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, and Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Creative Residency.

4 RECURRING DREAMS

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REMNANTS

Part 2 of the Tetralogy, Remnants premiered in March of 2018 as part of the Inaugural DIRECT CURRENT Season at The Kennedy Center.

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WAKING DARKNESS...

Waking Darkness. Waiting Light. is the inceptive work of the 4 Recurring Dreams Tetralogy and exists as a hallmark of OGD's virtuosic and athletic choreography.

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HE VENIDO

He Venido will be the final installation within the Tetralogy Series 4 Recurring Dreams and is in the early stages of development now. 

 

WATCH THE TRAILER

Premiere

2020, Dance Place

Direction & Choreography

Colette Krogol & Matt Reeves ​
Choreography created in collaboration with performers

Lighting Design

Peter Leibold


Original Music

Dylan Glatthorn

Sound Design

Matt Reeves

Costume Design

Robert Croghan

Scenic Design

Colette Krogol & Matt Reeves

Stage Manager

Tarythe Albrecht

Running Time

65 min

 

Performers 

8

Performers:
London Brison

Robin Neveu Brown

Juliana Pongutá Forero
Jonathan Hsu
Colette Krogol

Shanice Mason
Matt Reeves

Mei Yamanaka