Working between the constraint of such an iconic architectural backdrop, Cirque du Soleil’s live performers, and a fantastical aesthetic, our goal was to support and reveal the connections between elements of the performance. The visual effects, including video, smoke, and light, were designed to weave each element into the other’s realm and beyond the limits of the Planetarium’s structure. One example of how we did this is by projecting onto a semi-spherical screen, we used reflections in the surrounding water to create the illusion of a sphere onstage.
In the end, the iconic architectural design was brought to life through the story of the show. The result was a seamless experience that incorporated existing structures to enhance a live performance for an unforgettable celebration.