Children are so used to seeing puppets that when they see a real ventriloquist they don’t understand it. Adults are so used to seeing puppets that when they see a real ventriloquist they don’t want to understand it. Ventriloquists give the puppets the chance to lead a normal life. The world, the place you live in, is the sick place.
Ventriloquists with no puppets are like puppets with no strings. Puppets are just the slightly meaner version of the weirdo holding them. It’s as simple as that. It’s beyond my comprehension.
Júlia Godino Llorens and Alexa Moya Panksep are both from the province of Barcelona, Spain. They met while studying at the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona and continued their studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. They are part of The Backyard Collective, an emerging collective of dance artists based in Antwerp, Belgium, where they develop their own projects. Their duet Picnic on the Moon premiered last year at Mayday Mayday in Ghent, Belgium. It has evolved into the piece it is now, which has been performed in Belgium, Spain and France.
choreography & dance: Júlia Godino Llorens & Alexa Moya Panksep