LECTURE / PERFORMANCE
Seeds of Inspiration: The Influence of Dreams on Early 20th Century Vienna
In a preview of Vienna 1900: In the Garden of Dreams (Feb. 1 and 2 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts), the production’s creator and director leads a historical exploration of society’s fascination with dreams, interweaving musical examples from the piano. We will see dreams emerge as a powerful force in the arts and sciences at the turn of the 20th century and the appearance of dream imagery and language in psychology, painting, music, and literature in fin-de-siècle Vienna. We will immerse ourselves in a vibrant world where reality and dreams merge and look to mavericks like Sigmund Freud, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Klimt, Stefan George, and August Strindberg to examine the ways their varied disciplines are powerfully interconnected.
Sarah Rothenberg is a pianist and the artistic director of Da Camera. She has received international acclaim as a soloist and chamber musician and for the innovative, immersive, and multidisciplinary programming she conceives and directs.