Blue Moon

Gina David and Ursula Marcussen

VAV – moving image / Video

Blue Moon encapsulates a moment of a movement-based artist residency, called Ponderosa. The place was founded twenty years ago by dancers and squatters who shared passion about improvisation as a mode of art making with the dancing body at its core, but also improvisation as a form of political resistance. A strong international community of makers has been formed and reshaped the countryside farm each year as part of an ever-changing experiment around how to live, learn, laugh, die and heal together. 

October 2020 was dedicated to celebrate the end of an era in Ponderosa, but due to the current challenges of our bodily existence, things had to make yet another turn. In this strange time during this autumn being enclosed with a small dancing community reminded us of some of our recurring questions. How will re-inhabit, rejuvenate, re-build our (collective) bodies in the present and for the future?

Voice by Stephanie Maher, music by Marc Seestaedt, ghost dance by Asaf Aharonson

Specials thanks to Ponderosa for making it possible