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WIDE SLUMBER FOR LEPIDOPTERISTS
January 10 @ 11:00 am - January 16 @ 11:30 pm CST
Composed by Valgeir Sigurðsson
Text by a rawlings
Direction by Sara Martí
Inspired by the award-winning book of the same name by poet a.rawlings, Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists pairs sleep and dream studies with lepidoptery, the study of butterflies and moths. Tracking the stages of sleep and pairing them with the life cycle of butterflies and moths, insomnia is mirrored in the birth of the egg and narcolepsy in larval hatching. And when the caterpillar starts its final moult, dreams begin, weaving around us as tightly as a cocoon until we are somnambulant, a chrysalis ready to emerge as a moth.
Conjuring an ethereal and visceral world of cyclic metamorphosis, Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists tracks the stages of sleep and pairs them with the life cycle of Lepidopterae (butterflies and moths), lulling the audience into a cocoon where the borders between dreams and reality are blurred.
Launches Sunday, January 10 at 11am Ct / 12pm ET | Available on demand January 10-16 | FREE
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