5 May 2022

Blood-Orange Moon


As part of the Looking-Glass House installation and for the occasion of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, we have prepared a special spring spectacle in collaboration with the Moon: a total eclipse of the Supermoon.

For this performance, the Moon, the Earth and the Sun align in a perfectly straight line just before moonset in the early morning of 16th May. The Moon makes a very close approach to the Earth, appearing magnified above the horizon. The Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, casting its shadow over the Moon. The Moon turns blood-orange.

Blood-Orange Moon is a slow-motion immersive durational spectacle visible to the naked eye simultaneously to viewers in Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Moon eclipse is prime time for rituals of prophecy, protection and divination. The good and bad deeds one does are multiplied tenfold. The full moon energy is available three days before and three days after the event. Consider carefully what you wish for and write it out beforehand. For security reasons, there will be an increased presence of the police in the streets.

Free entrance. Latecomers will be admitted.

Viewing instructions for Hannover:

Moon will be close to horizon so we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to Southwest for the best view of the eclipse.

Performance times for Hannover:
Monday, 16 May 2022

Partial moon eclipse begins: 04:27 am 

Moon is getting red.  

Maximum eclipse in Hannover: 5.21 am

The eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Hannover. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Hannover because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.

Find the precise schedule and a preview trailer here    

Seat distribution map here

Watch the documentation of a previous performance here

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From the press:

‘When the lights, the Sun and the Moon are ‘eclipsed’, we are in the dark and events are hidden and shadowy. Secrets emerge and what’s unknown comes to light.’

‘Stunning and awe-inspiring.‘

‘You get a true sense of the solar system moving – and that in itself is a really dramatic experience.’


Concept and choreography: Andrea Božić in collaboration with the Moon, the Sun, the Earth and the weather

This performance is part of the Looking-Glass House installation by Julia Willms and Andrea Božić at Arne Jacobsen Foyer, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Hannover