“There is a very human story to Dark Side, and because of this I was able to visualize a group of characters that physically bring out the emotion in each song,” says Deena Marcum, creative director of The Cirque Side of the Moon: A Voodoo Mardi Gras Masquerade, which mixes acrobats, fire-dancers, burlesque and contortionists with the 1973 album played in its entirety by tribute band Wish We Were Floyd. “Since the album blends together as a full-length score, we are able to theatrically seam the show together,” she adds. “Dark Side deals with the human spirit and the challenges of life, and Mardi Gras is a day of irreverent self-expression and excess — using these themes, we are able to connect performance arts with music, and transition from the spiritual nature of Dark Side into a high-energy masquerade party.”
The Cirque Side of the Moon begins at 8 p.m. at Casselman’s Bar & Venue, 2620 Walnut Street. Tickets are $25 in advance; for more information visit www.mothpoeticcircus.com.
Fri., Feb. 8, 7 p.m., 2013