The basic idea underlying Mezzaluna was developed by Georgette herself and stage-director Kevin Crawford and taken further in cooperation with director Tim Hammer and dancer Isolde Kanikani.
Mezzaluna was performed in France, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Mezzaluna (music theatre)
Mezzaluna is Georgette’s first one-woman show and carries the sub-title “Farewell and Longing”. The audience is drawn into a genuine story about the role of love in life. It is an intimate and subdued program, while sometimes also effusive and cheerful. Through music, song and dance Georgette tells a beautiful tale full of emotion and passion.
This is what director Crawford had to say about Mezzaluna:
“Is Georgette a musician, a dancer, a singer, an actress? Yes, she is all of this but more importantly she is a poetess, a spinner of soundscapes, weaving words and fleeting visual images.
She delves into her treasure chest of instruments, songs and memories to throw up flashes of stories like gleaming nuggets. She embodies metaphors and makes them tangible to the public: she is both an alive presence and a repository of echos from a past that reaches out to a future. As she unveils the contents of this treasure chest, we allow ourselves to relinquish a logical understanding of events and trust to the intuitive meanderings of the performance. She leads us like the Piper of Hamelin but we are not seduced or hypnotised. Rather we coalesce with its shifting sands, and, like Proteus, submit gently to its metamorphoses. Georgette’s playing spans a range of styles, she communicates through a variety of skills: she straddles the ground between song and instrument, between the veracity of the word and the frivolity of the dance. We watch and listen, enthralled, as she combines the detachment of the composer with the closeness of the story-teller.”