A paper-walled bedroom stands isolated in a landscape, a forest, a no-mans-land. Through these dream walls appear enigmatic horned figures, drifting through the uncanny world of animals and humans. While the documented story of how red deer were introduced to a small island provides the text, five dancers seek meaning in nature itself and the ‘otherness’ of animals.

A collaboration between Winning Productions (NZ) and Tragic (NL)
Created by: Winning Productions & Tragic - Direction & Design by : Stephen Bain - Music by :Jeff Henderson - Performed by: Joshua Rutter, Geoff Gilson, Manon Avermaete, Paulien Truijen, Jeff Henderson Lighting & Sound by: Loeki Wiefferink - Dramaturgy: John Downie

Co-produced by Oerol Festival (NL) & The EDGE (NZ) in 2011

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Performance History

New Zealand
Auckland Fringe Festival 23 - 27 February
Auckland, New Zealand

The Netherlands
Oerol Festival - 17 - 26 June
Terschelling, The Netherlands

Chalon dans la rue   21 - 23 July 2011
Chalon-sur-SaƓne, France

The Auckland season of When Animals Dream of Sheep
was commissioned by