PEPS & Batteryheadz Showcase 2022 “Awakening”
The marching arts industry (specifically marching bands) has been heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic within the country and all over the world. Batteryheadz Showcase 2022 aims to revitalize the marching arts scene, done in a small scale, to encourage more of such type of performances in Malaysia that encompasses school, university and organization projects with limited budget and resources. We hope that this showcase will provide a platform and inspiration for other marching arts organizations in Malaysia to sustain the love and passion for the activity.
The Awakening explores the story of developing bodies, raging emotions, and the love for the arts that lasts forever. The production follows a group of musicians as they grapple with the difficulties of a world striving in a post-pandemic era.
SUMMARY OF AWAKENING
A story of developing bodies, raging emotions, and the love for the arts that lasts forever, the production follows a group of musicians as they grapple with the difficulties of a world striving in a post-pandemic era.
Setting the scene, within a dark atmosphere. The journey of the characters begins, entering an unknown space.
Building the tension, the scene transitions into various moods and setting throughout the piece, explored and portrayed by the characters.
The exciting bit, the tension builds up in terms of sound and movement. The characters are lost in all the chaotic moments, helpless and hopeless.
Tidying up loose ends, a moment of a brief release in tension, different sounds are introduced. The scene starts to appear brighter. The characters are provoked mentally and spiritually.
Ending the story, in full view of all motions, sound and space. The characters in search for redemption and hope. The Awakening is fulfilled.