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Performers appear as waves of the ocean - the tide coming in and retreating. They form a sea bed of cloth.

Dancers roll as Moeraki Boulders.

There is a choreography of white tentacle-like arms appearing through holes in cloth which forms the sea bed. It becomes a sea of sea anemones.

Jellyfish, starfish, chitons, crabs and primitive worms and fish appear. There is the business of primeval soup.

Dolphins appear and play in unison. It builds.

One by one the creatures die and sink to form a sea bed of bones.

Clarence: (spoken by Prospero)
Wedges of gold, great ingots, heaps of pearl,
Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels,
All scatt'red in the bottom of the sea.
Some lay in dead men's skulls; and in the holes
Where eyes did once inhabit there were crept,
As 'twere in scorn of eyes, reflecting gems,
That wooed the slimy bottom of the deep,
And mocked the dead bones that lay scatt'red by.

The sea floor rises to form the Southern Alps. The Alps stand triumphant.

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