270°

multimedia projection

100

artists

3000

participants

50 min

3D mapping

The Alchemy of Light 2018

The Alchemy of Light, a great multimedia spectacle, returned to the place where the project was born – the Royal Wawel Castle in Krakow, Poland. Thanks to the advanced technology and remarkable artistic means of expression, it has again shifted viewers to a different world and dimension.

This year, this unique show was inspired by the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. This time, the Krakow audience immersed themselves in a fairy tale, full of emotions and symbols, a story about the changing fate of the country, guided by a tree speaking with the voice of Jerzy Trela. In front of the spectators, the tree grew, it became stronger, but was it always able to withstand the strength of nature? It flourished, seemed fruit, and healed the branches scarred by the wind. He was a witness to history, but also a wise prophet. At his feet unusual things occurred, full of fear and sadness, but also joy and hope.

Alchemy of Light is a multimedia spectacle combining modern visual arts: three-dimensional mapping, light shows, laser and pyrotechnics, live music, singing and dancing and various elements of the theater of form. To prepare this unique performance, we used top-class multimedia projectors, multi-faceted animations and the highest-quality surround sound, creating a rich artistic experience that affects all the senses.

The show premiered in 2015 in Wawel. In subsequent years, it was exhibited in Wrocław and Katowice, in order to return to Kraków in 2018. Alchemia Światła is a laureate of many prestigious, industry awards including Top Event 2015, Top Event 2017, MP Power Awards 2015 for the best event and the best visual setting of the year.

More information about the event here.

Client: TAURON Dystrybucja S.A.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Screen play, production: Olga Lany, Magdalena Groblicka / Visualsupport

Executive production team: Piotr Kucharski, Olga Lany, Magdalena Groblicka

Direction: Magdalena Groblicka, Olga Lany, Agnieszka Glińska

Choreography, costumes, make-up: Agnieszka Glińska / Art Color Ballet

Tree monologue: Michał Zabłocki

Musical management, sound design: Marek Smok Rajss / 3D Sound Studio

Light director: Grzegorz “Jolo” Barszczewski

Stage managers: Stage Control

Multimedia: Visualsupport

Light, stage constructions: STO Sławomir Broszkiewicz

Sound: FS Audio

Power supply: Technostage

 

MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS

Mikołaj Stroiński

Joachim Mencel

Dominika Barabas

Studio Accantus

Katarzyna Mazurkiewicz

Michał Jelonek

Paweł “Bohater” Drożdż

 

ARTISTS

Jerzy Trela

Dominika Barabas

Joachim Mencel

Sylwia Banasik

Kuba Jurzyk

Jelonek

Paweł Grzegorczyk

Art Color Ballet

Kasia Moś

Paweł “Bohater” Drożdż

Jakub “Zgas” Żmijowski

Wataha Drums

Grupa Motion

Teatr Gry i Ludzie

 

ANIMATIONS

LightCast

Marcin Bania (Temporary Space Design)

Olga Balowska (Visualsupport)

Sławomir Fąfara (Atomy Studio)

Hubert Kaszycki (Piloci Studio)

Robert Słowik (Merkury6)

Photographers: Klaudyna Schubert, Jan Ulicki, Szymon Kamykowski
Making of: Łukasz Czarnecki