After unquestionable success of the first edition of Alchemy of Light, showered with industry awards we have completed another one – this time in Wroclaw.
Dancing in the air, three-dimensional and interactive animations, multi-level stage, top-class multimedia projectors, surround sound system, advanced lighting systems, outstanding artists and main character: building of the National Forum of Music, which came to life and learns music.
Once again, we invited the outstanding artists including Urszula Dudziak, Jerzy Stuhr, Grażyna Łobaszewska, Agata Buzek, Natalia Lubrano, L.U.C and Dominika Barabas, as well as 70 dancers, musicians and acrobats. Spatial, precisely calibrated sound and the use of ultra-modern interactive mapping technology took over the audience. Remarkable set design, using raw stage constructions and construction machines, underlined the unusual architecture and character of the place.
Alchemy of Light 2016 in numbers:
260,000 ANSI lumens of total power of light from multimedia projectors
250,000 watts of audio systems
30,000 viewers of two outdoor performances
1500 m2 projection area
150 people involved in the project
120 intelligent lighting devices
120 processors calculating the final renders of animation
96 KHz / 24 bit Sound resolution, twice as large as on a CD
80 artists on stage
40m length of the multilevel stage
30m height, on which aerial evolutions took place
12 cameras, including cable cam hanging over the heads of the audience
12 animators preparing animations
9 independently controlled sound systems of the highest quality
4 film sets in the process of pre-production
2 construction machines, a crane and a lift, which were an inseparable part of the set design
1 specially designed drum machine
1 VJ whose animations in real time complemented the visual setting
Organizer of the project: Tauron Dystrybucja SA
Co-organizers of the project: Wrocław 2016 European Capital of Culture and the National Forum of Music.