Moon flower and Mother Goose

Moon flower and Mother Goose

By and with Melissa Baker, with help from Anne Viel, Tao Maury and Marie PrĂȘte

Music, marionnettes and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. 

The children and families sit around a mountain of colored yarn. As the show unravels, the yarn transforms to evoke creatures and characters from the famous “Nursery rhymes”. In a poetical call and response between yarn, song and rhymes the stories emerge, unfold and transform…

Tickled by their silliness I began to fool around with these antique rhymes and their tunes till the blues of my homeland began pouring into them. Then, with the help of a circus friend and a cartoon artist I devised the show based on the famous Nursery Rhymes. We like to think of it as a wonderfully delirious dream of Mother Goose herself (if only she had more yarn to spin than she could ever imagine.)