|The BINGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 641739.|
This Musical Representation was created based on five acts, to be performed by at least 7 people.
The representation includes use of 3 linen/cloths with different colours. They symbolise 3 hazards associated with climate change, namely, the blue for floods; the brown for droughts, and the red for increased temperature/ heat waves.
It also proposes use of paper boxes to materialise the words “Knowledge”, “Communication” and “Cooperation”. According to the number of people representing, it can be either a box for each word (total of 3 boxes) or a box per syllable, meaning a total of 13 boxes (3 for Know-le-dge; 5 for Co-mmu-ni-ca-tion, and 6 for Co-o-pe-ra-ti-on). The boxes will be used for Acts II to IV.
When the performance place/room allows, some of the Acts include the projection of a background slide setting a theme or sentence; these slides can be replaced by a background voice. Each act contains the description of scenic and light details.
These are the five Acts of the Musical representation created by BINGO, called:
The performers (at least 3) take the cloths and play with them, dance, take them around…First the red and brown together (droughts and high temperatures) are the protagonists then they are changed to the blue one, showing the unexpected and high variation of these events nowadays.
At the same time while such changes are taking place, there are people walking around - these characters may be stereotypes of the student; the children; the teacher; the executive; the old man, etc. They show how distressed they get by the heat and dry weather and then by the flood events. They walk around and move the boxes, just showing they do not know what to do or how to react.
Represent people dancing with the 3 linens/cloths together, not knowing what to do with them, getting trapped, falling down and getting entangled and hidden by them. Then, someone has an idea: they separate the linens and place the 3 cloths clearly apart in the floor.
With a dance/choreography, some people find the boxes (or the only box) to construct the word “Knowledge” placing it at one of the sides of the scene (right or left hand side).
At the end of this Act, people move apart, giving the back to each other. One or more of the players stay by the boxes as if he/she/them were the only owners of “Knowledge”.
Represent people moving as single individuals, not looking neither communicating with each other. Some of them can stand in front of each other as if talking at the same time and not caring in listening. The movements are not synchronised.
People “hold” to the knowledge box/boxes and fight over them. Some get close to the blue linen and show concern for floods; others do the same with the other linens, metaphors for droughts and high temperatures.
As the scene develops, bit by bit, some people start taking the time to listen to each other. At the end, they bring together the “Knowledge” box/boxes to the middle of the scene, take the “Communication” box/boxes as well, and place them near the “Knowledge”. All together, they move/dance very synchronised and with happy smiles around the boxes. At the end, they move the boxes to one of the sides (right or left hand side).
The Act starts with 3 groups of people, each one around one of the linens. In each group people talk to each other, and synchronize their movements. Then everyone starts looking around to the other groups. One person from one of the groups move to peep at another group then comes back to his/her original group. This movement is repeated by other people from other groups, and the overall motion ends with people standing together in a circle, around the 3 linens. They all dance showing high level of synchronisation, happiness and engagement with the group.
The Act ends with some people getting the box/boxes to place the word “Cooperation” close to the other two: “Knowledge” and “Communication”.
Everyone is dancing in a much synchronised way, a powerful choreography. If possible, they should wear the same hat or T-Shirt to make clear they are a team. They invite people from the audience to join them. The End!