Welcome to the fish section. I'm the owner. Here, I will introduce an idea of "sardine" and memories that have triggered the idea.
Memory of Appearance
Have you ever seen a huge school of sardines? In the Indian Ocean in June and July every year, 1 billion of sardines make a huge school to survive on the journey to go north from Antarctic waters. This school of sardines is called "sardin run" and is said to be the world's largest school of fish. Anyway, it's a great number. This time, I've focused on the memory of appearance of sardine run.
Birth of Sardine Ballet
The movement of sardine run is like a large piece of silvery glittering cloth. It moves dynamically just like when you hold a piece of cloth in your hand and dynamically wave it. "Sardine Ballet" is The idea inspired from these memories of sardine. It is a group of ballet dancers who are dressed in costumes where the sardine run is printed.
The sardine ballet dancers express the sardine's life journey on the stage with its silvery outfit and beautiful movements
The Journey of Life
Let's see how the sardine run is made and what dramas are born in the journey of life.
The beginning of the the sardine run is just a small school of sardines.
A small school of sardines has met another school. As one merges another, it gradually becomes larger.
The reason for them gathering to become a large school is horde is to look larger and protect themselves from the predators. On the other hand, however, being large and glittering makes it easier for the predators to find them. When the predators such as sharks, dolphins and whales find the sardines, they attack the sardines all at once.
The sardines attacked by the predators swim away desperately not to be eaten.
The sardines sometimes form a sphere called "bait ball" for a further defense. The sardines continue their journey of life in this way.
At the End
This time, I've introduced The idea inspired from the memories of sardines. Memories extracted from natural phenomena like this makes it possible to create ideas that are not tied to a certain language or a culture. By the way, the sardine ballet dancers introduced above actually performed in 2014. I would like them to perform with real sardines in the aquarium someday.
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