the moon's a balloon
who knows if the moon's a balloon ...
coming out of a keen city in the sky ...
filled with pretty people?
Is the moon a balloon? It can be. A balloon can be many things. It can be a friend to play with or a maker of friendships. A balloon can be something loved or something lost.; something shared or something broken. A balloon belongs to everyone, everywhere. It knows no borders or boundaries. Balloons connect us to each other in all kinds of ways.
Our show was inspired by a poem by ee cumings called The Moon’s a Balloon, which suggests that amazing possibilities can come from the simplest of things.
Our show represents the way children play – the way they can imagine and invent so creatively with so little. We live in a cluttered world of complexity, sophistication and gadgetry yet the cardboard box or the simple balloon are still the most loved and utilised objects in children’s play – perhaps because they’re elemental. They can be anything a child wants them to be.
Two performers, a musician and a host of balloons in all sorts of configurations give rise to a rich variety of composition, beauty, laughter, wonder, joy and story.