Pilgrimage to The Dream, Sutton Manor Park,
St Helens, Lancashire
Tuesday 2 June 2020
11:00 – 13:00 pm.
Our day involves Paneurhythmy and a Lantern Walk to ‘The Dream’ sculpture in Sutton Manor Park, St Helens, Lancashire. ‘The Dream’ is a symbolic sculpture in a special park that resolves the past dissolution of the mining community with a vision of a beautiful future within a dreaming girl. Our dance empathises with the artist’s original inspiration and magnify it as a peace prayer for the landscape – light out of the earth.
It is very interesting that this the sculpture ‘The Dream’ was a point of inspiration for the creation of the London Olympic opening ceremony: ‘Screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce visited Dream for a Radio 4 broadcast ‘Sons and Lovers’, where he tells Gary Conley that he used Dream and the motto ‘Ex Terra Lucem’ as inspiration for the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games in London which were revered all over the world.’
The sculpture rests at one end of the symbolic Milky Way (i.e. where its meridian crosses the ecliptic) within the British Landscape Zodiac (on the cusp of Taurus and Gemini), and it appears to have created a friendship link with the other end, London, on the cusp of Sagittarius/Scorpio, thereby fulfilling a collective wish for resolution and beauty in the future.
‘There have been challenges and hurdles along the way, but ultimately Dream is a triumph, a stunning visual feast, and a spectacular object lesson in the “art of the possible”, demonstrating what can be achieved when committed people with a shared vision work together towards a common goal.’
[Quotes from the interview the interview: http://www.dreamsthelens.com/the-story-of-dream]
From Liverpool via the M62: exit the M62 motorway at Junction 7 – at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A57, Warrington Road – turn left onto the B5419, Jubits Lane – continue along the B5419 following signs for car parking at King George V car park.