Project Lucy |
Theater & Conferences
Project Lucy is a multidisciplinary play, that integrates music, mime, puppetry, and science. Project Lucy is the first theatre play created by multi-disciplinary music ensemble Snowapple.
For Project Lucy Moon Cabaret collaborated with MAPA Studio (Moving Academy of Performing Arts). The musicians of Moon Cabaret did a two year-long intensive mime-training, musicality of movement workshops and object animation masterclasses. And now they feel ready to tell stories, not only through music, but also through moving bodies and flying objects.
The play was created in collaboration with Mexican artists and has a strong focus on Women's rights. The main goal is to raise awareness for the femicides in Mexico. Based on the book Damas del Tiempo (women throughout time) by journalist/writer Pedro Miguel, Lucy takes you on a journey through time and space, meeting historical and mythical women along the way.
The play premiered in October at the CENART university, one of the largests Art Academies in Latin America. And has toured all over Mexico. Mainly focussing on Universities (UNAM, UAM, Tlazcala, Veracruz, Tuxtla and many more). In The Netherlands Project Lucy was performed at Studio MAPA Haarlem.
Ide van Heijningen (Scenery/coach)
Virag Dezso (Musicality of movement coach)
Eva Schumacher (Stage director and playwrighter)
Mony Wouters (Vocal coach)
Merel Vosseberg (Management)
Mohamed Benchellal (Costume design)
Zlaya Loud (Music production)
Pedro Miguel (Responsible for part of the lyrics)
Adriana Ronquillo & La Furia Estudios (Video Art / Animation)
Merel Noorlander (Scenography)
Mirko Lazović (Light design)
Alimaña teatro (Bookings and production)
Norma Andrade and other mother's of victims
...and many others
Who is Lucy?
In 1974 a group of archeologists discovered a 3 million year old body of a woman, who died young. They called her Lucy. She walked up-right and is considered the earliest human.
Lucy represents for us a heroine who, because of her curiosity, was buried by the rising of a river to remind us 3 million years later where we came from, reinforce our intrinsic connection with nature and obviate the idea that we all have a common ancestor. We believe the story of Lucy and other women throughout time can be an inspiration for everyone. We want to show that human beings throughout time have more in common than we sometimes think.
In the play Lucy will be represented by a life size marionette (made by Nora Tinholt). Lucy travels through time and space to meet her sisters: women who have changed the course of nations and humanity. Archaeological, historical and mythical characters are woven together into a frame story. The marionette connects the stories that are being told through Snowapple’s musical compositions. Whereby the members of the group each play one or more roles or supporting roles, and take part in the manipulation of the marionette.