Orca whale light/drone performance in Russia Favorite 



Feb 17 2023



A performance in support of a bill banning the catch of cetaceans for cultural and educational purposes in Russia. The bill was supposed to pass readings in the lower house of parliament but unfortunately it was postponed; this activity is meant to help generate support for it to pass. The action was timed to coincide with the World Whale and Dolphin Day (Feb 19).

There were two parts of the performance. The first was to make a big shape of an Orca on the snow with small lights. The second was a drone show with an Orca waving its tail and disappearing in the end. The idea behind was that the whale made on the ground with lights comes to life and goes away as a free creature. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGcCmLGp1rw

The northern peoples have a belief that whales do not die and they go into the boundless celestial ocean. The final part is a kind of transformation of the killer whale into a constellation. And this final part refers to an orca that died suddenly at the beginning of the year in the Moscow oceanarium.

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