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Interactions

The piece will involve 3 main interactions: whisper, touch/hugs, eye contact/slow dance. Each interaction reflects the evolution of a relationship from

Whisper

  • breaking the ice with someone,
  • letting go of the fear of being close with someone
  • becoming vulnerable.

Touch/hugs

  • Becoming intimate with someone
  • The excitement of touching someone/feeling their energy
  • Simulating passion

Eye contact/Slowdance

  • The inevitable intensity of being in a relationship
  • Knowing when a person is the one you want to be with, no matter how long apart
  • Seeing no one but that person

Whisper

The whisper chain opens up a playful door for the audience. It will begin with actors in the audience, of whom the rest of the audience will be unaware they apart of the show. This is meant to open people up; it’s less about what they are whisper, or even if they are whispering and more about opening up/connecting with people around them.

Interactions

The piece will involve 3 main interactions: whisper, touch/hugs, eyecontact/slowdance. Each interaction reflects the evolution of a relationship from

Whisper

  • breaking the ice with someone,
  • letting go of the fear of being close with someone
  • becoming vulnerable.

Touch/hugs

  • Becoming intimate with someone
  • The excitement of touching someone/feeling their energy
  • Simulating passion

Eye contact/Slow dance

  • The inevitable intensity of being in a relationship
  • Knowing when a person is the one you want to be with, no matter how long apart
  • Seeing no one but that person

Whisper

The whisper chain opens up a playful door for the audience. It will begin with actors in the audience, of whom the rest of the audience will be unaware they apart of the show. This is meant to open people up; it’s less about what they are whisper, or even if they are whispering and more about opening up/connecting with people around them. The whispers may continue as long as the audience chooses, reflecting how love is infinite, lingering, and sometimes fades away.

Touch/hugs

The second interaction builds from the first where the goal is for the audience to “pass” their touch through hugs or other ways to people around them. It will potentially also involve a whisper to tell the next person to hug the next person. This is meant to connect people in the audience more and pass good vibes to each person. How often do we take the time to hug people around us? How often do we even hug or show physical affection to our loved ones, let alone strangers.

Eye contact/slow dance

The last interaction will be Babe’s climatic element. In addition to the actors we are using for the first two interactions, we will have specific people who will be choreographed to find their counterpart in another point in the space. Half of the actors will go and find their other half (both actors), while the other half will then go and find random people in the audience to dance with. It is meant to show the power of eye contact–

  • locking gaze with someone around the room
  • When you find your “other half” in a crowd of people
  • To lose yourself in a moment

Timeline

Time: How long? Screen
2s Black
4-5s Black with Warning
2s Black
5s Little Babes pop up across the screen
3-5s Babes Enlarge and explode pink over the screen
5s All pink, filtering audience
10s Faded videos popup mapped to heartbeat
2s Return to all pink (absorb)
3s “Whisper” All pink/ voiceovers begin
27s 3-4 “Whisper” audios + audience whisper chain commences
5s All pink/no voiceovers (absorb)
3s “Touch” All pink/voiceovers start
42s 2-3 “Touch” audios + audience touch chain commences (whisper interaction possibly continues)
5s All pink/no voiceovers (absorb)

*2 minute mark

Storyboard sketches:

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