LUNA (娥) is a 60min one-woman show, a modern reimagining of ancient Chinese mythology of the Moon Goddess. It is a multimedia experience that combines aesthetic and sensory elements of narrative, physic/dance theater, live-streaming & installation arts.
In the original Chinese mythology dated more than two thousand years ago, the Moon Goddess is a young woman who involuntarily drifts away to the moon after swallowing her husband’s pill of immortality. As a punishment for her action, she stays forever young yet forever alone on the moon.
Eternal youth in perpetual solitude.
Sounds familiar in our social-media sprawling world, doesn’t it?
In 2020, Luna is a young Chinese camgirl who supports herself by attracting male sponsors to her live-streaming sessions on social media platforms. Alone and aliencated, she finds herself lost in temptation and treachery created by false realities of the virtual world. In a society still clutched by long-ingrained patriarchal forces, Luna succumbs into doubts about love, youth and beauty, struggling to find her own truth, worth and strength…
LUNA is all about womanhood. With an all-women cast and crew, the team dedicates this piece to all women who find it difficult to stay in love with the world and with ourselves. If you look at the moon, you will see that you are not alone.