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AWAKENING IN SPRING 
FLORA & FAUNA

Dream III & IV

Moving Theatre

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DREAM STATION III

/ REGENT'S CANAL LOCK 5, N1 8PZ

DREAM TIME III

/ 18 APRIL 2022, 1PM

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DREAM STATION IV

/ 'OPPORTUNITY' NARROWBOAT, LABURNUM BOAT CLUB, E2 8BH

DREAM TIME IV

/ 18 APRIL 2022, 5PM

      Past the near meadows, over the still stream,

                Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep

                        In the next valley-glades:

         Was it a vision, or a waking dream?

                Fled is that music:—Do I wake or sleep?


[ Ode to a Nightingale - John Keats]

Image by Vo Danh

AWAKENING IN SPRING

驚蟄

First pentad: The peaches begin to blossom.

Second pentad: Orioles sing clearly.

Last pentad: Eagles are transformed into doves.

一候桃始華,

二候倉庚鳴,

三候鷹化為鳩。

Jīngzhé, 驚蟄, is the 3rd of the 24 solar terms (節氣) in the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around March 5 and ends around March 20.

The word 驚蟄 means the awakening of hibernating insects. Traditional Chinese folklore says that during Jingzhe, thunderstorms will wake up the hibernating insects, which implies that the weather is getting warmer.

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CANAL ANIMALS

as dream story

​Fox | Swan | Squirrel

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STRAIGHT TALK FROM FOX

Mary Oliver

Listen says fox it is music to run
over the hills to lick
dew from the leaves to nose along
the edges of the ponds to smell the fat
ducks in their bright feathers but
far out, safe in their rafts of
sleep. It is like
music to visit the orchard, to find
the vole sucking the sweet of the apple, or the
rabbit with his fast-beating heart. Death itself
is a music. Nobody has ever come close to
writing it down, awake or in a dream. It cannot
be told. It is flesh and bones
changing shape and with good cause, mercy
is a little child beside such an invention. It is
music to wander the black back roads
outside of town no one awake or wondering
if anything miraculous is ever going to
happen, totally dumb to the fact of every
moment's miracle. Don't think I haven't
peeked into windows. I see you in all your seasons
making love, arguing, talking about God
as if he were an idea instead of the grass,
instead of the stars, the rabbit caught
in one good teeth-whacking hit and brought
home to the den. What I am, and I know it, is
responsible, joyful, thankful. I would not
give my life for a thousand of yours.

CANAL PLANTS

as dream stage

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DAFFODILS

Fragile & bright
A sign of spring
Available everywhere

​​as dream gifts

Daffodils (1807)
William Wordsworth

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LIVE MUSIC & AMBIENT SOUNDS

as dream narratives

ACCORDION

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DREAM MAKER

Program Director
Ran Yan
Chuntian Hu

Violin Minyao Huang
Cello Sizhe Fang
Accordion Fernanda Rodriguez Icardi

Swan Yuwei Jing
Fox Jiyuan Zou
Squirrel Ran Yan
MUA Andrea Leyva Carreno

Photographer
Kun Liu
Ran Yan
Minghao Hou
Rainy Li

Editor
Sound Design Ran Yan

Music Birds canticum by Dhafer Youssef

Promotion
Shiming Zhao

Special thanks
Tianshu Chen
Ziwei Liu
Zhenyue zhao
Yuetian Chen
Yihuang Wang

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DREAM SUPPORTER

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