1.    An inaccessible place, especially a sacred space or enclosure; a sanctuary.

2.    An enclosure or building attached to a temple of Asclepius, in            which supplicants wishing to be cured slept.

    Example of Abaton in a Sentence:

Then the supplicant entered the Abaton, or dream incubation chamber, to receive healing dreams from Asclepius, god of medicine.


The dreaming body anchors in the bed-stage. Texts and word cards appear as in a lucid dream. Video-memory is hand-projected onto the bed. Other women and small-scale archetypal objects get into and out of bed. The performance is incubated and embodied in the moment.The abaton as theatre.