AV Spectacular Showcases Chinese Village Culture with Christie
Laser projectors deliver story-enhancing visuals for a large-scale, real-life scenery performance celebrating traditional culture.
Titled “Dreaming in Hometown”, it combines live performers, elaborate stage design, state-of-the-art projection and audio effects, as well as breathtaking background scenery to create a audio-visual feast that highlights traditional Chinese village culture as depicted in ancient poetry. The 70-minute nighttime extravaganza also showcases the history and culture of Huizhou people, which integrates Confucianism, clan culture, and mercantilism into their lifestyles. The show was so well-received that the scale of the production was increased to deliver a larger spectacle. On March 12, the enhanced version of “Dreaming in Hometown” made its official debut in the picturesque Wuyuan County.
Projections for the original performance were accomplished using two high-brightness Christie 3DLP projectors. For the enhanced version, two Christie Crimson WU31 3DLP laser projectors and four Christie DWU2022-HS 1DLP laser projectors were added, boosting the total number of projectors used to eight. The six new laser projectors were installed and commissioned by Zhongqing Yingye Group, which was also responsible for the projection systems design of the show, which seamlessly integrates culture, art and technology.
A spokesperson for Zhongqing Yingye Group said, “‘Dreaming in Hometown’ is the largest and most ambitious real-life scenery performance to be executed in Jiangxi province, and we’re honoured to be involved in the projection component of this show. After taking into account the projection distance, ambient light and other environmental factors onsite, the Christie Crimson WU31 and DWU2022-HS laser projectors were selected for displaying visuals on a massive projection canvas on stage measuring 40 meters (131 feet) wide and 13 meters (43 feet) high. The customer’s decision to deploy another six Christie laser projectors in addition to the two existing Christie projectors speaks volumes about the trust they have in Christie’s products.”
To ensure high quality visuals and stability for the entire performance, all six projectors were installed within an elevated, sheltered platform behind the seating area. Strategically positioned to display optimum visuals, the true-to-life projections augmented the live performances and reinforced the storytelling process, said the spokesperson, adding that highly realistic images are displayed on various architectural props that form the backdrop on the main stage.
“Additionally, we also projected imagery on movable devices on stage, such as a mobile screen that brilliantly transforms the background into a large projection canvas where beautifully rendered content is synchronised with the movements of more than 200 live performers to deliver maximum visual impact.”
Christie’s proprietary BoldColor Technology, which is included in the Crimson WU31 and DWU2022-HS projectors, has also ensured excellent image quality and accurate colour reproduction of displayed content throughout the performance. “From the high-brightness credentials of the projection systems to superior visuals, quiet operation and reliable performance, the Crimson and HS Series laser projectors have excelled on all fronts to deliver a fantastic viewing experience for all guests,” the spokesperson added.