The Bull and the Moon at Instituto Cervantes

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
The Bull and the Moon at Instituto Cervantes
Dominic Coffey as Lolo, and Anna Alvarez as Luna/Rosario, in The Bull and the Moon. Photos by Matt Walsh and Coverage Studio

18 March 2023 Tickets from £2.00 — Book now

It’s time to get your dancing shoes on and enjoy a dance-drama production like no other at The Bull and The Moon at Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, taking place on Saturday 18 March. This dazzling production for families with children of all ages highlights the importance of staying true to yourself, and aims to break down gender stereotypes while raising awareness about the different possible gender identities that exist. This heartwarming, fiery and magical outdoor dance performance merging contemporary dance, flamenco and theatre will warm you to your core, remind you of the strength of being YOU, and brighten up your day.

Lolo is a Spanish bull with a huge, overwhelming secret. However hard he tries, he feels like he just doesn’t fit in with the other bulls in the farm. While they enjoy loud bullfights, cowboy rodeos, pulling heavy carts of hay and leading their herds, all Lolo wants to do is DANCE! With no one knowing, every night he sneaks away from the field and learns to dance with the shimmering Moon, all the while dreaming of becoming ‘Lola’, a famous flamenco dancing cow.

The Bull and the Moon at Instituto Cervantes explores and breaks down gender stereotypes, and at its core it is a story about family, being oneself and LGBTQ+ inclusivity. Danced to the joyful sound of Spanish and Latin music arranged by Luke Wilson, this performance really will keep you hooked from start to finish.

Directed by Carlos Pons Guerra for DeNada Dance Theatre, The Bull and the Moon has been co-choreographed by Pons Guerra and flamenco artist Ana García. The production has been designed by Ryan Laight and produced by Spin Arts.

Suitable for ages 3+.


18 March 2023 Tickets from £2.00 Book now


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18 March 2023
12:00pm — 1:00pm

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