Valley of the moon

Valley of the moon (2013) is a production by Helle Siljeholm & Sara Christophersen, made on commission from The National Centre for Culture and Arts - King Hussein Foundation in Jordan, and under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein.


(Objekt ID 36116)
Object type Production
Premiere February 21, 2013
Produced by Siljeholm/Christophersen, The National Centre for Culture and Arts (Jordan)
Audience Children (from 6 to 12)
Keywords Performance for children, Theatre, Video, Animation
Running period February 21, 2013  
Website Helle Siljeholm & Sara Christophersen

At the webpage of Siljeholm & Christophersen the following, among other things, is written about Valley of the moon:

"The original story of the Pony and the rababa, an old Jordanian folk tale, is the base for this theatre production using animation, video, projection, music and physical movement. The 5 actors on stage blend with the 4 projected video surfaces. The performance conveys a remake of the original story, where time and location, although with local and contemporary references, could take place anywhere, at any time. The folk tale inhabits a universal theme of love and friendship, in which the main character has to come to terms with the dilemma of risking to lose the person (the pony) he loves. The backdrop of visual images and animation is the valley of the moon in Wadi Rum Jordan."

Valley of the moon by Helle Siljeholm & Sara Christophersen was supported by the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs/MFA (grant for cultural exchange with Southern countries/performing arts).


E-mail from Marie Hafting, 22.09.2013

Helle Siljeholm & Sara Christophersen,, 11.09.2013,

Contributors (7)
Name Role
Marie Hafting – Text
Sara Christophersen – Concept/Idea
Helle Siljeholm – Concept/Idea
Sara Christophersen – Direction
Helle Siljeholm – Direction
Sara Christophersen – Choreography
Helle Siljeholm – Choreography
Performance dates
February 23, 2013Studio Theatre, Royal Cultural Centre Show
February 22, 2013Studio Theatre, Royal Cultural Centre Show
February 21, 2013Studio Theatre, Royal Cultural Centre Worldwide premiere