This event is a part of SNAPSHOTS, a strand of programming at MANIPULATE that presents works-in-progress at various stages of their development.

[dream]ENGINE harnesses the ethereal quality of dreams through immersive AV design, somatic choreography and the art of contortion. Visual theatre makers MHz and circus artist Hannah Finn unite to create a performance inspired by neuroscience, memory and surrealism. [dream]ENGINE unmasks the neural networks and brain processes that create the spontaneous, non-sensical and other worldly manifestations within dreams.


Based in Glasgow and established in 2016, MegaHertz (MHz) is a Visual Theatre and Scenography company by creative duo Bex Anson and Dav Bernard who have spent over a decade devising multi-artform performances that can be experienced in theatres, big tops, music festivals or DIY spaces. MHz have carved out a reputation for producing work rooted in electronic culture and in depth collaborations with physical performers who have  a focus on blending scenography and movement. They are driven by a desire to meet new audiences and mix-up artforms. MHz is produced by Feral Arts


Hannah is a high-level contortionist originally from Los Angeles, but now based in the UK. Hannah has performed for people and places such as The Place, The Roundhouse, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Paramount Pictures and more. Hannah is known for her fluid acts blending dance, theatre and contortion, as well as her extreme flexibility and unique high-level tricks.


Visual Design & Direction / MegaHertz

Dance Contortion / Hannah Finn

Producers / Feral

Funded by Creative Scotland with support from Dundee Rep, MANIPULATE Festival and NEON Digital Arts Festival


[dream]ENGINE is a part of our Digital Festival, through which you can experience boundary-pushing visually led performance and animation, broadcast direct to your home. Please note that you must have access to the internet and a laptop, tablet or similar device in order to attend this event.

Each event will receive a live ‘premiere’ as part of an evening line-up, and will be subsequently available to catch-up until midnight on Sunday 7 February. You can purchase a DAY 4 PASS which allows you premiere and catch-up access to all the works featured on that day.

Image Courtesy of (c) MegaHertz & Hannah Finn