2008 Beijing Summer Olympics 'Warrior And The Girl' Performance Trailer with Poetic Kinetics. Click Image on right to watch Video
Music Composed and Arranged by George Sarah
In the summer of 2008 Poetic Kinetics were invited to design, build and choreograph a giant marionette performance as a part of the Summer Olympics in Beijing. The Warrior and the Girl was a 15 minute show featuring 2 giant animatronic marionettes, 1 variable reach forklift, 1 80 ton construction crane, an aerialist, 40 modern dancers, and one butterfly. The Warrior marionette stands 21' tall, and the girl stands 14'. The performance told a simple tale friendship through peaceful collaboration. Concept, Design, Fabrication & Choreography: Poetic Kinetics Inc. Aerial Performance: AirRealistic Dance Performance: Beijing Modern Dance Company Original Score: George Sarah Client: Mother NY for Johnson & Johnson.
Los Angeles's NPR radio station KCRW featured George Sarah on their weekly program called GLOBAL GIG GUIDE regarding his commission to write a piece for the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Click the button below to hear the segment.