Lincolnshire is a county of marshy fen land, smooth fields, and the steep valleys of the rolling Wolds. It is blessed with a rich heritage of intriguing folk stories and legends. Using dance, circus and spoken word to bring one of these tales to life, Chantry Dance's The Imprisoned Moon is an enchanting story for audiences of all generations.
The Imprisoned Moon tells of the time the Moon came down from the sky to walk over the Lincolnshire Carrland. The soft light of her shining hair saved a lone traveller from falling into the marshy ground so he could return safely to his village. This angered the Carr’s boggets and bogles who seized the poor Moon and held her captive, plunging the village into darkness and terrifying the folk as the bogles could now roam freely. The traveller, guided by the light of a Will O’the Wisp, returned to the Carrland to rescue the Moon, so her light could forevermore keep the boggets and bogles at bay and keep the villagers safe.
Choreography - Paul Chantry & Rae Piper
Design - Rae Piper
Script - Alec Fellowes-Bennett & Morgan Brind
Dance Director - Gail Gordon
Ballet Mistress - Elizabeth Haslam
Costumier - Emma Darban
This production was supported by Arts Council England and The D'Oyly Carte Foundation.