Official information reveals that, for this year's Olympic Games, London's Stadium will find itself subjected to a “green” makeover. All that's needed to complete this transformation is about 10,000 volunteers and one very visionary artistic director.
Thus, it seems that Danny Boyle, English filmmaker and producer, wishes to have meadows, fields and rivers as part of his setting's incoming attractions. As well as this, copies of national landmarks such as the Glastonbury Tor are to be included.
This all-green setting allows Danny Boyle to recreate typical British behavior. However, it seems that simply settling for depicting farm-work and picnic scenes using more or less professional actors might not impress the public all that much.
Therefore, as london2012.com
reports, the artist decided to also include live farmyard animals in this idyllic British scenario: horses, cows, goats, chickens, sheep – and their matching herding dogs – all are to play a very important part in letting the public know what the British nation is all about.
From an environmentalist standpoint, Danny Boyle's decision to bring nature within the limits of London's Olympic Stadium can be considered a praise-worthy one, since his all-green setting can be used to raise awareness with respect to our natural world's on-going problems.
By somewhat forcing the public to turn an all-attentive eye towards rural life – or better said, towards how rural life used to be – this artistic director might, indirectly and perhaps even unwillingly, convince some individuals that nature is indeed something worth protecting.
The rationale is quite simple: if you like this man-made green setting, perhaps you would also be interested in taking care of its natural prototype.
However, for the time being, there is one thing that concerns us: if it is true that real animals will be added to the scenery, and if it is also true that countless spot lights and speakers will also be put to work, who is there to say whether or not these farm-yard creatures will experience an un-stressful Olympic Games opening ceremony?