When an animal feels a threat, certain stress mechanisms are triggered. The term “Fight or Flight response” coined by Walter Bradford Cannon, refers to the fact that in these situations the animals are physically prepared to fight or flee. The heart beats faster, the breath quickens, the senses are heightened … Many animals live together in large groups creating giant structures. Somehow, the transition from calm situations to stressful situations affects the whole group and makes it behave as if it were a single individual. A flock of birds or a herd of buffalo can behave like a seemingly chaotic and surprisingly organized mass at the same time.
Direction and choreography: Elías Aguirre Imbernón.