2Faced Dance tours What the Moon Saw

Vera Liber

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen, Herefordshire-based 2Faced Dance Company will present What the Moon Saw, a new interactive dance and circus show suitable for very young children and families.

Young artist Jack is spending his first night in a new house, scared of the different sounds, and decides to sketch to comfort himself but his pictures only appear in black and white. He opens his bedroom window to find The Moon, who tells him about everything he has seen and learned about the world.

The production will be at DanceXchange in Birmingham on 1 and 2 December, Gulbenkian in Canterbury from 13 to 17 December and The Place in London from 20 to 22 December 2017.

Choreography is by Tamsin Fitzgerald to a specially commissioned score by composer Angus Macrea and performed by dancers Kai Tomioka, Jason Boyle, Louis Parker-Evans and Jack Humphrey.

Set and costume design is by Yann Seabra (The Little Match Girl, feature film Panic, International Dance Festival Birmingham shows Utopia and Concert Danse) and lighting design by James Mackenzie (founder and director of ZOO Venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and technical director of International Dance Festival Birmingham).

Elle While, director of the 2016/2017 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time company at the Gielgud and UK/International tours of numerous National Theatre productions, is dramaturg.