Godzilla is the queen of monsters and one of the biggest icons of pop culture in general. It first appeared in a Japanese film directed by Ishiro Honda in 1954 and has been the subject of thirty-six films, numerous video games, comic books, novels and TV series. The performance reads the original Godzilla as poetry, and it has served them as a reference point for all fears, destructions and impending ends… impending. Because it’s not the end until it’s the end. And until it is the end, all the fears, destructions and impending endings can be transformed into their opposite.
The Godzilla Tribute Band is a collective assembled to save the world. Because they want to. Because they have to. They are the guardians of the weak, the forgotten and the misunderstood. They are the mattock of social change. They are the storytellers of the story they have to share with the rest of the world. And the world has no choice but to listen to them. And finally grow up.
“Godzilla Tribute Band is not so much a tribute to this Japanese antihero as to the fantastic and incredible imagination and the transcendence of the boundaries of logic, reasonableness, orderliness and elitist-tinged seriousness that so often occupy the Slovenian stage.”
Maša Radi Buh, Neodvisni, 2022
The members of the Godzilla Tribute Band come from diverse backgrounds, they are steeped in varied experiences, full of sparkling ideas and glittering quirks, which they have relentlessly intertwined with each other in their quest to communicate with the audience in the most potent way possible. They created loudly, but collectively, as it is typical for the productions of Moment.
Actors and co-authors: Maja Poljanec Nemec, Miha Bezeljak and Zoran Petrovič
Direction: GTB Collective
Dramaturgy: Marek Turošík and Nuša Komplet Peperko
Co-author of visual image: Katarina Cakova
Lighting design: Gašper Bohinec and Andrej Firm
Set design and design of props and some musical instruments: collective of the Razvoj Maribor institut