«It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement, the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.» — David Attenborough
We're partnering with musical duo Tenth Intervention to bring you the sweeping vistas and extravagant mating calls of Planet Earth: Shallow Seas with a live score!
Although they constitute 8% of the oceans, the shallow seas on the continental fringes contain most marine life. As humpback whales return to breeding grounds in the tropics, a mother and its calf are followed. While the latter takes in up to 500 litres of milk a day, its parent will starve until it travels back to the poles to feed—and it must do this while it still has sufficient energy left for the journey. In Western Australia, bottlenose dolphins «hydroplane» in the shallowest waters to catch a meal. The appearance of algae in the spring starts a food chain that leads to an abundant harvest, and sea lions and dusky dolphins are among those taking advantage of it. In Southern Africa, as chokka squid are preyed on by short-tail stingray, the Cape fur seals that share the waters are hunted by the world's largest predatory fish—the great white shark.
Tenth Intervention presents contemporary music in New York City. Through collaborations with composers, musicians, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers, they produce programs that expand the reach of music to be diverse, pioneering, and socially conscious. Visit tenthintervention.com for more info!