THE MOON ILLUSION
It’s all about rings.
All you need is a stuffed duck and 70 juggling rings. Jugglers Samuel Gustavsson and Petter Wadsten possess a subtle sense for each others presence and they employ equal parts artistic skill and simple chance to conjure up situations which are both surprising and touching. With each juggling throw, a new moment begins. The Moon Illusion invites us to immerse ourselves in the inscrutability of the world around us, in a way that is both naive and serious. A complete surrender to the physical coherence of things, and an unpretentious exploration of what is possible when two people share a unique dynamic and a physical poetry. The Moon Illusion also taps into an offbeat, charming vein of comedy. This is especially vivid in the intricate, clockwork choreographed sequences and juggling duets. A show in which a moon and a duck are everything and nothing.
It’s all about rings.
”Delicate and poetic play with the art of illusions” ★★★★ Berlingske Tidende
“Silent poetry, humour and dozens of rings (…) magic funnily touching moments” ★★★★ Politiken
“Exceptionally well played” ★★★★ Teater 1
On Stage: Petter Wadsten, Samuel Gustavsson
Composer: Bjørn Svin
Director: Lars Bethke
Co- Creators: Benjamin Richter, Nina Kareis
Costume and Set Design: Signe Beckman
Light: Tobias Stål
Video: Solvejg Hockings
Producer: Nina Koldby, Thilde Maria Kristensen, Betina Rex
PR: Karen Toftegaard, Betina Rex
Thanks to: Forsøgsstationen, Projektcentret, Dansehallerne, Circus Schatzinsel
The Moon Illusion premiered in April 2015 in Copenhagen, where it played for 14 days.
The show was later on performed in:
Helsinki, Finland at 531 Festival (Oct. 2015)
Stockholm, Sweden at Subcase international Showcase (March 2016)
Obernai, France at Nouveau Cirque Festival (May 2016)
Montréal, Canada at Cinars (Nov. 2016)
Stockholm, Sweden at Dieselverkstaden via Dansistan (Nov. 2016)
Bethlehem, Palestine at the International Children and Youth Theatre Festival YallaYalla, Al-Harah Theatre (April 2017)
Oulu, Finland at Cultural Centre Valve as part of Flow Circus (Sept.2017)
Hørsholm, Trommen, Denmark (May 2018)
Kleipeda, Lituania, PLArTFORMA Festival (Sep. 2018)
Copenhagen, Denmark, Dansekapellet (April 2019)
Guadalajara,Mexico, FiCHo Festival (November 2019)
Chihuahua, Mexico (November 2019)
Odense, Denmark, Teater Momentum, (March 2020)