Daughters of the Moon: A Puppetry Story retells Italo Calvino’s 1968 short story, an ecofeminist folktale centered around a dying Moon and its struggle to survive in a consumption-obsessed world not unlike our own. For this live performance version, multimedia puppets set the scene for the story as told by gender neutral narrator Qfwfq. Dance theater and live violin create a dreamy landscape for this nostalgic glimpse into 60s capitalist critique, posing the question: how can we learn from Calvino to infuse storytelling into political commentary today?
Puppets and Direction by Anna Lublina
Music performed and composed by Julia Danitz
Qfwfq Performance by lim mui
Moon Performance by Jo Stewart
Diana Puppet Performance (+) by Elena Rose Light
May 12-13, 2018: Vital Joint (NYC)
Photos by Effy Grey