by George Huang on October 19, 2011
Dreams and Imagination.
Looking beyond what’s before your eyes.
We can’t do without the help of each others’ dreams and imagination.
– from the theme song of Instinct: A Musical Call to Action
In 2008, the students and staff of the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts conceived of, wrote, and composed a musical called Instinct: A Musical Call to Action. In this musical, the animals of the planet see a message in the sky from Mother Nature. Inspired to take action to save the earth from impending doom, the animals place the entire human race on trial for the damage and devastation we’ve inflicted upon the earth. After hearing testimonies from a variety of animal species, humans are found guilty as charged. Subsequently, the entire human race is sentenced to be eradicated “dino-style.”
From here, the description directly from the Lovewell blog says it best: “But before such a plan can be enacted, a quiet observer throughout the court hearing, a unicorn, stands up as the embodiment of the one saving grace of the human race: “Dreams and Imagination.” Not only are humans capable of major destruction, but also wondrous creation. In light of this, the animals decide to give humans a second chance.”
If you’re intrigued, take a look and listen to this video, The Dreams and Imagination Project (which features the theme song from the musical, Instinct.
And if you’re touched and inspired like I was after watching this, then go to the blog post to read my commentary about the message from this body of work. And please feel free to leave your comments as well!