Kōtuku and the Moon Child
Masks, puppetry, music and no spoken word!
TITLE: kōtuku and the Moon Child
LENGTH OF SHOW: 55 mins
NO. OF PERFORMERS: 2
AGE SUITABILITY: 5 yrs to 95 yrs
AUDIENCE CAPCITY: 200
STAGE DIMENSIONS: 3m H x 5m W x 4m D
SET UP TIME: 1.5 hrs
TAKE DOWN TIME: 45 mins
LIGHTING: Some degree of blackout preferable
SOUND: Recorded Music and Sound effects
EQUIPMENT: We provide our own Laptop and Speaker
VENUE: Indoor Only at ground level (no stage)
'Kōtuku and the Moon Child' is an ideal show for Schools and Community Halls but also designed for
Black Box Theatres and Festivals.
Maori believe that seeing just one Kōtuku/White Heron in your life will bring you good fortune – but what if you come down to Earth from the Moon and get yourself captured by a cantankerous old one who keeps you as her prisoner and makes you clean up her nest? How can this possibly be seen as ‘good fortune’ – unless of course your adventure turns out better than expected and some really cool stuff happens on the way!
This story has grown from our love of myths and fairy tales and was shaped and inspired by the New Zealand landscape, particularly the Tasman Bay environment - its light and colours and bird life. Using many different forms of puppetry and our
hall mark low-tech/handmade aesthetic, this work crosses boundaries of language and culture, where stories and ideas are communicated without spoken word, but instead through visual imagery and the power of music.
Using Masks, Puppetry and breath-taking original music by Wellington composer David Sanders, this show is thoroughly enchanting for everyone aged 5 years to 95 years!
Written, created and performed by
Bridget and Roger Sanders
Original Music by David Sanders
Puppet and Set Construction by Bridget Sanders
Videographer: Peter Blasdale
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Thanks to the following for their generous support