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A Dance City 2021-22 Commission for Somnium, a new dance film by Malgorzata Dzierzon


Somnium is a new dance film by Malgorzata Dzierzon, where the creative process draws on our unique experiences of the surreal, dreamed and imagined. At this time of extended confinement during the pandemic, many of us found ourselves sleeping and as such dreaming more. Somnium wants to capture and express our dreams – memories, anxieties and desires at this moment of change. The film will be a collaboration with filmmaker Filipe Alcada and can be watched online and in the future in theatres, as part of our new programme Myths and Dreams.


Malgorzata said “the Dance City Commission could not come at a better time for this film and for Fertile Ground. Following months of physical distancing and dreaming of dancing together, I hope that Somnium will be a way to re-connect our artists’ and audiences’ isolated, yet relatable experiences through movement and film.”

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