moonshine continues on! Imana will be working to produce an album of all the music performed during the cabaret performance, as well as an editorial look book featuring all the costumes, the cast, and more! If you want to continue supporting these ongoing endeavors, donate here with a note saying which endeavor (look book, album, or both) that you are supporting. With your donation, you will be enlisted in Imana’s newsletter for updates, and will be given free copies for whichever moonshine project you are supporting when they are finished in 2019. If you choose not to donate, the finished products will be available for purchase individually or as a bundle.
Moon cycles have the ability to transform worlds, creatures, and beings on earth since the beginning of time. But what does the moon wish for? Whom does it love? What if it can feel all the transformations it triggers? And what if it is moved to stop all its revolutions?
These ideas are central to moonshine, a new cabaret project directed and produced by Imana Gunawan, as she explores realms of oral storytelling, visual installation, costume design, and environment-stimulated dance composition. The evening-length production will be performed August 16 at the Neptune Theater as part of the Nights at the Neptune series.
moonshine features choreography by Imana Gunawan, dance performance by Au Collective, costumes by Hallie Scott, visuals by Anissa Amalia, and new music by Seattle's best - Donte "DaQween" Johnson, Emma Lee Toyoda, and CarLarans - all produced by LUNA GOD.
The cabaret is FREE with RSVP. Food will be provided by That Brown Girl Cooks! and the Neptune Theater will provide a cash bar.
“These moments conjure up images of resilience; their confidence seems to say Despite the mayhem of the world around us, we own what we do with the obstacles in front of us.”
— Liz Houlton, SeattleDances review
“Though the story grew out of an autobiographical place, it’s now broad enough to transcend any one human experience, especially given the nature of the storytelling.”
— Kaitlin McCarthy, City Arts Magazine preview
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Photos by Imana Gunawan, video by Hallie Scott.