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The Moon


PREMIERE: Saturday 12th of November 8 p.m., Scandic

The performance has limited capacity

The Moon is an opera for 4 singers conceived as One Big Song shared and sung together by everyone. It is set in a future where solitude, loneliness and the impossibility to communicate, are vaporized and replaced by an eternal adolescence: a life in the middle of countless possibilities. Fluid identities in a state of refusal for the impossible choices between the various disguises of contemporary nothingness. 
The Moon is a live-group-installation, a perforated opera-synthesis shaped as a ritual. It is set in a non-existing time and a non-existing situation. It is inspired by bacteria. No fiction nor reality but an artificiality. A reflection of a highly weird virtuality. The Moon invites the audience on a crazy trip around nothing: a celebration of the subnormal. In a laid back atmosphere we’re gonna stretch our brains in this limited space called theatre together with the audience. Let’s dig that hole! And make it deep! 

“thinking about the moon we arrived there.
can it be that a reflection is also an action?
or at least a transportation of some kind,
a displacement?
why are some thoughts more interesting than others?
is a reflection always a thought and vice versa
does that mean that a thought puts something in the light which was in the dark.
can something be in the light and the dark at the same time?
can every thought be a question?
are questions better thoughts than thoughts which don’t question?
can a thought never be true?
or false for that matter.”

Duration: 60-90 min.

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Photo: MaisonDahlBonnema


per-/platformers: Anna Sophia Bonnema, Hans Petter Melø Dahl, Davis Freeman, Joana Preiss
moonlight by: Minna Tiikkainen
dramaturgy by: Robert Steijn

production by: Gulli Kristina Sekse, MaisonDahlBonnema
productional assistance: Eva Blaute
Co-produced by: Needcompany(BE), De School van Gaasbeek(BE), BIT Teatergarasjen(NO) , Dansefestival Barents(NO), Avantgarden(NO), Veem House for Performance (NL).
With support from : De Brakke Grond (NL).


Earth-dramaturgy: Between the 22nd of November and the  20th of January each year, a period of winter darkness sets in in Hammerfest. So just before the sun disappears for 2 months, The Moon will have its earth-premiere.

12/11/2016 Earth-premiere The Moon, DanseFestival Barents, Hammerfest (NO)
15/11 - 16/11/2016 The Moon, Avantgarden Trondhjem (NO) 
18/11 - 19/11/2016 The Moon, BIT Bergen(NO) 
30/11 - 03/12 /2016 The Moon, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL) 

Intended further shinings in Norway and abroad in 2017 and 2018.