An exciting show, xoxo moongirl, an autobiographical circus fantasia, will be performed live by Nicole Burgio at the Morris Museum Parking Deck on Thursday 9/24 and Friday, 9/25 at 7:00. See Burgio fly through the air, backlit by a gorgeous New Jersey sunset.
xoxo moongirl blends physical theatre, live music, world-class circus, and aerial performance in a hilarious, heart-wrenching and breathtaking story of one woman processing a family life riddled with domestic abuse. This full-length solo show features Nicole Burgio and award-winning composer/cellist Melanie Hsu in a semi-autobiographical and acrobatic exploration of escaping the gravitational pull of trauma, navigating complicated relationships, and always believing you’ll end up on the moon.
Nicole Burgio uses spoken word and her circus-trained body to share her experiences growing up with an alcoholic mother and an abusive father, leaping from tragic moments to dark comedy and incorporating aerial ballet and trapeze work into her rich storytelling. Melaine Hsu and her cello (she calls it Charlie) accompany Nicole with an evocative original live score. When xoxo moongirl was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, The Wee Review said, “This immaculately crafted piece proves without a shadow of a doubt that it is wholly possible to fuse strong and heart-felt narratives with highly physical circus skills and produce something so visually and emotionally satisfying that is defies description…
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