Lenka Lichtenberg: The Thieves of Dreams Preview
“Breathtakingly beautiful”- Moors Magazine, The Netherlands
Upon the recent passing of her mother, the Czech-Canadian artist Lenka Lichtenberg discovered two worn booklets of poetry tucked away under piles of paper in her Prague apartment. The haunting, disturbing poems, written by Lenka’s grandmother Anna Hana Friesová in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, carry messages as relevant today as when they were written—with some offering unexpected rays of hope (“In the bleakest, darkest night, remember the sun.”)
Bringing this unearthed treasure to life, Lenka assembled an accomplished team to create a multi-disciplinary presentation that embeds the powerful poetry into a music and staged theater production. Writing the script and much of the music, with grants from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council, sh commissioned five other Canadian composers to expand the musical language of the production. The Thieves of Dreams in Concert: Preview introduces the project through music and spoken word, performed by Lenka (voice, piano, electronica, composition) and Jessica Deutsch (violin, viola, voice, electronica, composition).
Your Pay-What-You-Choose ticket includes access to an artist conversation with Lenka Lichtenberg, led by Seth Kibel, on Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 PM.