Unexpected. That's the first word that came into my head as I watched the man (or woman, it was impossible to say) in a Santa Claus costume with a rubber mask and gigantic beard come running down onto the beach. The next thing that I thought was that it must be some kind of publicity stunt or a one-man-flash-mob, but I started wondering when Santa not only seemed truly oblivious to anyone else, but also started digging frantically, piling up sand like there was no tomorrow. I kept watching, as did almost everyone else, but Santa just kept digging at an impressive rate and had soon created a mound of sand as tall as the average grown man without any sign of stopping.
Several hours later, I still sat dumbfounded and watched as the gigantic mound of sand had now been moulded into a very nice sculpture of a sleigh with a pile of sand packages on the back. But no reindeer. During the process, quiet a few people had tried talking to the christmassy sand sculptor, but no one had received as much as a short gaze or recognition of their existence.
At last Santa jumped into the sand sleigh and the whole thing collapsed, burying him or her in a mountain of sand. I rushed over to help.
This video is one of the tools for an open-source physical-theatre project by Jens Bäckvall and Christian Adelhorst Rossil. Every day in 2012, we will create a small movement or other idea for the stage with a minimum length of 10 seconds. This will be filmed and uploaded. The uploads are not meant as finished material, but are sketches for possible further work. Every video and the things done in them are open-source, meaning that anyone may copy, use or be inspired by the videos and movements and use them in any way they want to. All that we ask is that you mention our names in any flyers etc. if you use it. Also, we ask you to comment on the material, either through writing or creating and filming material of your own. Anything you upload will also become open-source and a part of the project. In the beginning of 2013, we will create a performance, based on and using some or all of the material that we, and others, have created. See our home-page for more information: t-nova.org/2473652012-EN.html
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