The Whale’s Back

The Whale’s Back (35 mins – Family Audience)

“There are many dangers along the way; ocean’s a busy place, a surprise in every bay!”

This is a shadow theatre piece about the journey of a mother gray whale and her calf. Using two overhead projectors layered with colourful backgrounds and intricately crafted puppets, Mind of a Snail tells a story about the yearly migration of the whales from the warm lagoons of Mexico, all the way up the coast to Alaska. We meet some musical hitchikers on the the back of the mother whale –  a crew of beatboxing barnacles and “the Cyamid Kid,” a rapping whale louse who keeps us updated on the progress of the two whales. Listen to the full original musical soundtrack.

Created for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival in Tofino/Ucluelet 2012

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