The Distance of the Moon

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Friday, Feb 12 - Saturday, Feb 13
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

ATLAS Institute Black Box Experimental Studio, basement level B2

Event Details

Painting of Moon with Distance of the MoonAn alluring fusion of projection, dance and spoken word, The Distance of the Moon is inspired by the science-fiction story of the same name by Italo Calvino.

What if the Moon were just a jump away? According to one theory, the Moon formed when a Mars-sized chunk of rock collided with Earth. After the Moon coalesced from the debris, it was much closer to Earth than it is today.

The story, narrated by a character with an impossible-to-pronounce name, Qfwfq, tells of a love triangle amid a strange crew who jump between Earth and Moon. Sometimes they hover in the nether reaches of gravity between the two until the lovers drift apart as the Moon recedes.

The production is a part of a PhD dissertation by CU student Sara Corry.