O Canto Da Baleia

audiovisual aquatic adventure for young audiences

With the blue whale, protagonist of our aquatic spectacle, we dive deep into the ocean. We meet the marine inhabitants: fishes, medusae, seaweed and other strange sea creatures. Curious, the whale dives deeper and deeper, until it touches the ocean ground, full of trash – too toxic for the marine animals! The mermaid expresses her anger against this congestion with a furious dance. In search of clean water, the whale appears again on the surface when a great storm arrives, which brings it to the coast …

With three musicians and beautiful visual arts on the overhead projector, we tell this little story about the adventures of a whale. We listen to the wind and the waves and watch the dancing mermaids and singing jellyfish. The water becomes the central artistic material on the overhead projector and the musicians transform into strange shadow beings in the ocean depths. In interactive moments with the young audience we make a “garbage batucada” and experience the sensation of storm. On the musical principle of “Call & Response” we provide song texts and rhythms so that our audience can actively participate in the show.
Come and dive with us!

Musicians: Elena La Conte (flute, voice & percussion) | Chiara Pellegrini (voice, guitar & percussion) | Kristina Van de Sand (violin, voice & percussion)
Visual Arts: Elide Gramegna
Performances at: Philharmonie Köln | Musikschule Hildesheim | KiTa Lemwerder | GWA St. Pauli, Hamburg | Museu das Marionetas, Lisbon

quote by a teacher at Deutsche Schule Lissabon about the workshop and performance of “O Canto da Baleia”:

“Es war wirklich wunderschön anzusehen und anzuhören! Absolutes Gänsehauterlebnis! Die Kinder löchern mich seither mit Fragen zum Thema Müll und Plastik und kommen mit tollen Ideen, wie man Plastik vermeiden könnte. Also: Vielen Dank, dass Ihr die Kinder so mit eurer Musik für das Thema sensibilisiert habt.”

Duration: 40 Minutes
Target Public: Young Audiences between 4 and 8 years and families. We can also offer an adapted format for babies + acompanying adults
Booking: If you want to stage this performance at your school, please contact us under plataea@gmx.de

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