“The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.”
Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams
"The Dream Work" was conceived through the collective efforts of seventeen local, national and international artists over a period three months. The CAC team used Freud's philosophy on the construction and analysis of dream compositions to construct a live event by applying the principles as laid out by Freud to their devising process, using them as a method by which to construct a new live work.
Artists working on the project included choreographer Sarah Ryan. Sarah has worked with many of Ireland's leading dance companies including John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Laura Murphy, Clinic Media and Croi Glan. Composer Daniel Reid, member of the Irish Composers Collective and collaborator with the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, Paul Roe, William Dowdall and Pascal Galloisa, composer Breifne Holohan winner of the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary for Young Composers (2004) and member of the Irish Composers Collective and percussionist Grace Dillon . Visual artist Stephanie Golden whose animation work has visited many national and international events including, DAS Digital Arts Studios, Square Eyes, Sinagoga din Cetate-Art House, Romania. "Riverdance" and "Heartbeat of Home" head of wardrobe Barbara McCarthy who has also worked with Rough Magic on their productions of"Peer Gynt" and "Plaza Suit" national tour will be lending her design skills to this next piece of innovative work. Other artists that make up the team include make up artist Jennifer O'Dwyer, lighting designer Pierce Kavanagh, producer Etan Kinsella McLennan, assistant director Aisling Madden and an ensemble of diverse performance artists, dance artist Roisin Laffen, hip-hop dancer Tobi Omoteso, dance artist Aliina Lindroos, and actors Aisling Flynn and Mirium Needham.