Design And Performance Lab

London premiere: "Mourning for a dead moon"


"Mourning for a dead moon "

a choreographic performance fusing dance, sound, design and digital projections


directed by Johannes Birringer & Michèle Danjoux


Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30pm

Antonin Artaud Theatre, Brunel University London - UB8 3PH

Tickets: Free Admission | House Opens at 7:15pm

Telephone: 01895 267343 for Info. No reservations are necessary



"Mourning for a dead moon" explores the layers of perceptions in an audiovisual world that is under pressure.

An international collaboration created by DAP-Lab and directed by Johannes Birringer, Mourning for a dead moon is a choreographic performance work featuring a range of visual, subliminal-subtextual and thematic allusions to the climate catastrophe, to our polluted environments and endangered lifeforms.

Acephale : faceless head hiding

after moon, holding the heart out

incandescent sensory phenomena

cryptogamae and spores

flying particles spreading in the stratosphere

you stand affixed before the vast

detritus-littered and scarred ecological topoi.

My mind I send / with the moon /

that goes beyond the mountain /

but what of this body / left behind in the darkness?

[Saigyo, 12th C]

The performance ideas and design concepts are directed by Johannes Birringer and Michèle Danjoux, with choreography by Zhi Xu, Macarena Ortuzar, Yoko Ishiguro & Helenna Ren.

Live music and sound processing by Dee Egan and Louie Marlow.

Costume design by Michèle Danjoux.

Video and 3D digital designs by Johannes Birringer.

Scenography & lighting by Johannes Birringer and Charles Manister.

Additional engineering and design prototypes by Maria Dada & Ragnar Hrafnkelsson (LCF)




see film of the Moon project

Photos: (c) dap 2019


Project directors: Johannes Birringer & Michèle Danjoux

Brunel University, West London