Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

SYNOPSIS

PICNIC ON THE MOON

Children are so used to seeing puppets that when they see a real ventriloquist they don’t understand it.

Adults are so used to seeing puppets that when they see a real ventriloquist they don’t want to understand it.

Ventriloquists give the puppets the chance to lead a normal life. The world, the place you live in, is the sick place.

Ventriloquists with no puppets are like puppets with no strings. Puppets are just the slightly meaner version of the weirdo holding them.

It’s as simple as that.

It’s beyond my comprehension.

 

Text inspired in quotes by Daniel Tosh, Paul Winchell, The Truman Show

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PIECE

Picnic on the Moon is a “tableau vivant” of two characters in the South of France spending their afternoon at the parc, enjoying a picnic under the shining sun with a gentle caressing breeze that slips through their hair. What would happen if they would suddenly realize that the sun is actually a lamp and the refreshing breeze is emitted by a fan?

Initially, Picnic on the Moon arose from an image. How would this image move? Who is moving it? The piece explores the contrast between a perfect apparent reality and an empty inner self, a space in which the separating line between real and fake has been blurred.

 

 

INTERVIEW

Interview at Festival Sismògraf

http://www.alacarta.cat/telo-de-fons/tall/picnic-on-the-moon

 

REVIEWS

Festival Sismògraf: Friday, 26th April 2019.

Review: Jordi Sora

*Translated: “It is a pleasure, in the tight programming of a festival, to find an honest and calm piece. It is not a matter of underestimating the productions of great calyze, but sometimes in a short duo you can enjoy the essence of the scenic act, a lot of passion for dance and a thickness of sincerity with no pretension that makes Picnic on the Moon one of the greatest things that such a meeting like the one in Olot can offer to fans and, above all, to programmers of small spaces and little resources. (…) “

https://escenadelamemoria.blogspot.com/2019/04/picnic-on-moon.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR3ReO9_6DmOWR3_Zuxn9EoQopSCdoqk52UBWcKit2TBr-1jYtdeo6T8fbw 

Festival Sismògraf: Friday, 26th April 2019.

Review: Clàudia Brufau

*Translated: “Picnic on the Moon from the young dancers Alexa Moya and Júlia Godino is a small delight that gives us the opportunity to enjoy a choreography, which unpretentiously reminds us the reason why we like contemporary dance. (…)

Picnic on the Moon is a ‘caramel sur l’herbe’: it radiates light and at the same time projects shadows. (…) “

http://www.recomana.cat/CRITICA/5213/86/Picnic%20on%20the%20moon/Cl%E0udiaBrufau

 

As a complement of the performance we also offer a workshop for a mx. 15-20 children/ 12-14 years old.

 

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/477319846
To watch the full piece contact jgodino.amoya@gmail.com

 

 

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 26/04/2019 / Available

Title of the piece: Picnic on the Moon

Company name: Júlia Godino i Alexa Moya

Direction, productio and dramaturgy: Alexa Moya Panksep and Júlia Godino Llorens

Choreography: Alexa Moya Panksep and Júlia Godino Llorens

Performers: Alexa Moya Panksep and Júlia Godino Llorens

Collaboration with: The Backyard Collective

Soundtracks:
© La vie en rose, Édith Piaf
© Non, je ne regrette rien, Édith Piaf
© La foule, Édith Piaf

Light design: Alexa Moya Panksep and Júlia Godino Llorens with collaboration of Llorenç Parra

Images: Machias Bosschaerts, Kurt Van der Elst an Gorka Bravo

Special thanks to: Kavka, Dansamar, Rosor Llorens Garangou, Machias Bosschaerts, Gallery Geukens & De Vil, Geert Belpaeme, Desingel, L’Estruch Fàbrica de Creació, Margot Masquelier, Anna Tejero and Iris Borràs.

Picnic on the Moon
– Obtained first award and popular audience award at the contest Certàmen Coreogràfic de Sabadell. This included a residency space which they will use for the creation of their new work and being part of the program for the next season. October 2019

– Was selected one of the 6 finalist choreographies at the contest 33 Certámen Coreografico de Madrid. This included a residency at Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), invitation to play at the festival Cuerpo Romo, and two scholarships. December 2019