Schering Stiftung

Panel discussion 

“Are Dreams But Shadows?”

Salon on Dream Research

“Are Dreams But Shadows?”

Salon on Dream Research


October 13, 2014, 7:30–9 p.m.


Komische Oper Berlin
Behrenstraße 55-57
10117 Berlin

What are dreams – states of consciousness experienced during sleep or diffuse information that can be organized logically only upon waking up? What realities can be found, in altered form, in a dream? Are they at all connected to our everyday reality and if so, how? How can we best grasp these realities? Neurophysiologically? Psychoanalytically? Philosophically? Or aesthetically, like in Shakespeare’s/Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

GUESTS: Prof. Dr. Jan Born (neuroscientist, sleep and memory researcher, University of Tübingen), Prof. Dr. Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (psychoanalyst; director, Sigmund Freud Institute, Frankfurt/Main)
WITH: Singers and musicians of the Komische Oper Berlin
MODERATORS: Johanna Wall and Rainer Simon

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (performances on October 3, 15 & 31, 2014)


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