Dreams' Winter

Forced Entertainment


Dreams’ Winter was a collaboration between Forced Entertainment, composer John Avery and a diverse group of other performers. The project formed part of two birthday celebrations – marking the 10th year of Forced Entertainment and the 60th year of Manchester Central Library. The performance itself was designed for and inspired by the Library building – a huge, circular, dome-ceilinged space with shelves running to the centre like the spokes of a wheel. Dreams’ Winter was the first major site-specific performance by the company, following their December 1993 project Red Room for The Showroom Gallery, London. This single camera tape documents the last on-site rehearsals and was recorded without an audience.

Low quality single-camera rehearsal documentation recorded at Manchester Central Library, Manchester, 1994, 65 mins. approx.

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