Dreamhostel is an interactive one-day performance based on the experience of collective dreaming. As any hostel, the Dreamhostel is open for a sleepover. But unlike other hostels, the Dreamhostel is characterised by an active immersion of its guests in dreams not only of their own but also of other guests.
Dreamhostel turned out to be a humbling experience ... a series of exercises for flexing our imagination-muscle – by ourselves or with others. ... Let the dreaming begin! — T. Hvala, City of Women, Slovenia
Dreamhostel provides tools for solving the question: What should man actually change (even on purely physical level)? — N. Leskovšek, Dnevnik, Slovenia
Dreamhostel is a durational 23-hour performance where the audience is invited for a sleepover at a makeshift hostel for dreamers. Upon arrival, the audience is initiated into the practice of dreaming through imagery exercises.
The guest of the Dreamhostel are taught to remember a dream and to “open” it with the assistance of the performers. All the open dreams configure a communal dream map through which a new, alternative vision of community begins to unfold.
Created by Mala Kline
Performed by Mala Kline & local perfomers
Producer: Žiga Predan
Produced by Pekinpah
Coproduced by City of Women Festival, SC Zagreb, Plesna Izba Maribor, a.pass, SOI Slovenia
Premiere: 3 October 2014, City of Women Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia