Abu Dhabi, March 2016
Mother of the Nation
-Lulu Helbeck, Director
One of the climax of the show was a 5 minutes animation in a kid’s chalk drawing style, while childrens on stage interacted with it thru precise choreography Leigh-Anne Vizer, Nikos Lagousakos and Gavin Robins. The images were projected on the scrim cloth and by playing with transparency we simulated scenes such as a flight of a paper plane through the skyline of Abu Dhabi, two children in a fishing boat playing with a giant octopus and a child taking off towards the sun with his kite.
Another big challenge was a 4:30 minutes video moment evoking the future legacy of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, in field such as sport, architecture, humanitarian help, orphan care, traditional handcrafting…
The orphan scene required green screen shooting of groups of children playing, which were composited into the petal proscenium as if they were all running toward one lone child to cheer him up.
The show played in Abu Dhabi on March 22nd and 23rd as opening of the Mother of the Nation festival on the Abu Dhabi corniche.