This is lovely. What a great medium. Canadian theatre artist Rick Miller used sand and an overhead camera to make some pretty rad sand animation theatre in his amazing solo show Bigger Than Jesus a few years ago, too. I like me some sand animation is what I’m trying to say.
Susan Boyle, an awkward 47-year old unemployed lady, gets up in front of the huge audience at Britain’s Got Talent and they all smirk at her as she announces her life’s dream of being a professional singer. Then she takes on I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miz– quite a difficult song- watch what happens here.
Shy mobile phone salesman Paul Potts pulled off a similar coup in 2007, singing Nessun Dorma and revealing a surprisingly gorgeous tenor voice- online here.
I love this kind of high drama- there’s something colossal about it.
Thanks to Kel for the tip.