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 7:15pmTelephone: 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