Show Description

NICA Third Year Ensemble presents ONEIRIC.  

I see you in dreams.
I see you only in dreams.

ONEIRIC is a void that offers no distinction between reality, and the ephemeral. Existence is monochrome. 

Circus, sound, and contemporary dance dissolve the barriers of black and white, beyond which exists endless potential. Shards of colour pierce the subconscious, introducing joy, contrast, light and dark, similarities, and all our differences.

A beautiful fusion of expressive movement, this interpretive work of art asks each to derive their own personal meaning.

ONEIRIC is directed by Edgar Zendejas, internationally renowned choreographer, visionary, and founder of acclaimed dance company, Ezdanza. He has a trail of accolades punctuating his extraordinary career and has collaborated with the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, and École Nationale de Cirque. Edgar rejects artistic constraints, fluidly melding dance, and circus to breed a new class of contemporary choreography that is both ground-breaking, and invigorating.

Head of set and costume design is the talented Angelica Rush (ECLIPSE, NICA 2022), working in a cross-faculty collaboration with costume design and makeup students from Melbourne Polytechnic. Seductively illuminated by Harrison Cope (A Blanck Canvas), to a powerful musical score by Ian Moorhead (SLAP. BANG. KISS. Melbourne Theatre Company 2022) and accompanied by a striking visual display from seasoned cinematographer, Charles Alexander. Prepare to abandon all reality and immerse entirely in ONEIRIC.

Watch the full show here.


Date performed: June 2023

Location: Melbourne

Poster by: Karen Leskiw.
Production images by: Rob Blackburn.
Videography by: Masterworks Media Productions.