The Bull and the Moon by Carlos Pons Guerra

The Bull and The Moon | Carlos Pons Guerra and DeNada Dance Theatre

Make Work 2020

The Bull and the Moon is a brand-new family friendly production that celebrates anyone who dances to their own tune.

A fun, fiery and magical outdoor dance performance that blends contemporary dance, flamenco and theatre, this is a heart-warming story about the importance of being oneself, family and LGBTQ+ inclusivity. 

Lolo is a little Spanish bull that doesn’t feel like he fits in with the other bulls in the farm. He doesn’t like the big loud bull fights, and he really doesn’t enjoy the cowboy rodeos either. Instead, he loves dancing with the Moon every night, and dreams of becoming Lola, a famous flamenco dancing cow. Will you come dance with Lolo and help make their dreams come true?

At the heart of the work is the idea of celebrating individual gender identity, and allowing the  beauty of each individual to shine, regardless of gender expectations. Subtly introducing ideas of  gender fluidity and non- binarism, it also tackles bullying, whilst encouraging tolerance,  engagement with the arts and sensitivity.

Directed by Carlos Pons Guerra for DeNada Dance Theatre, the work has been co choreographed by Pons Guerra and flamenco artist Ana García. Danced to a fun and eclectic  score of Spanish and Latin music and sounds, arranged by Luke Wilson, the production has  been designed by Ryan Laight and produced by Spin Arts. 

The Bull and the Moon was funded  by Bradford Producing Hub’s Make Work grant, with further support from DanceXchange, Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Arts Council England and the Canarian Institute for Cultural Development. 

Families of all types are encouraged to watch; The Bull and the Moon has  been created for audience members 3+, a sweet and subtle way of starting a conversation on  the topic of children and gender. 

Illustrations by BLK Moody Boi

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