Dublin Theatre Festival Perhaps All the Dragons
Six degrees of separation through Perhaps All the Dragons.
A famous pianist realises on stage that she studied the wrong concerto. A neurosurgeon swaps the head and body of two monkeys, and they stay alive. In Japan 700,000 citizens withdraw to their bedrooms to live for a year as hikikomori, without social contact. These people are all connected to one another, and we to them, by six degrees of separation.
In Perhaps all the dragons (...in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage), the Antwerp theatre group BERLIN tells the true stories of real people encountered in magazines, newspapers, or on YouTube.
Carefully selected, synchronised and assembled into a digital installation, 30 filmed monologues are relayed on 30 individual screens. Each spectator has a chance to hear five stories that carry a universal message.
Guided by the theory that everyone on this planet is only a few steps removed from each other, Perhaps all the dragons is a deeply human multimedia theatre experience.
- Each filmed monologue is told in the language of its origin and subtitled in English.