SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams
An Art Exhibit & Multimedia Dance Performance
Based on the Collective Dreams of
Participants of Two SleepWalks Overnight
SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams is an art and science collaboration formed between two musicians, Andrea Williams and Lee Pembleton, scientist Todd Anderson, and Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company (Choreographer, Ellen Sinopoli, and 6 dancers/choreographers: Louisa Barta, Maggie Ciambrone, Madeline Morser, André Robles, and Sara Sencal).
SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams is a multimedia performance that presents dance choreography and visual and sound art derived from collaborative dream journal entries and sleep data collected with biosensors during two SleepWalks—overnight sound performances for sleeping audiences. SleepWalks is a soundwalk–a collaborative listening experience– for sleeping dreamers. The primary theme for the sleeping dreams was Water and traveling through local waterscapes.
Video excerpts from SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams (October 2016):
SleepWalks: The Body of Dreams received a DEC Community Arts grant from the Art Center of the Capital Region and support from Kickstarter fans. SleepWalks has been performed at numerous venues including Issue Project Room, NYC; Soundwave Festival at Intersection for the Arts, SF; Diapason Gallery, NYC; Parsons Hall Gallery, MA; and Mills College, Oakland, CA as part of The Deep Listening Institute's Dream Festival.