Moonfool is a new devised performance which celebrates the moon and all things lunar. It is, at the outset, a love story – the kind of tale which we vicariously feed on – of difficult love, of impossible love, of a love that cannot be – and it is this that gives it its supernatural beauty, strength and truth. It is the love story between a human being and the moon.
This cycle of love, longing and loss is juxtaposed with explorations of ideas connected with the moon – myths, legends, folk-tales & poems; rituals & practices; astronomical & scientific phenomena…from eclipses to tides, from werewolves to karvachauth, from the man in the moon to the man on the moon.
Moonfool is the second project by ShapeShift, and continues the rigorous search for a hybrid visual-physical performance language.
Devised and Performed by Arpit Singh, Dipna Daryanani, Himanshu Singh, Maithily Bhupatkar.
Direction and Light Design by Sujay Saple.
Produced by ShapeShift.
times and places of performance:
Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 2014, 8 pm
Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Auroville
Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 2014, 7 pm
Indianostrum Theatre, No. 7 Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry