CHOREOGRAPHED DRONE PERFORMANCE OVER SYDNEY HARBOUR
As part of Vivid Sydney, from 8 to 12 June, 100 illuminated drones will perform a choreographed routine over Sydney Harbour, accompanied by the Sydney Youth Orchestra.
Its inaugural flight in Hamburg, Germany in November 2015 set a Guinness World Record for the most number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying simultaneously. Now, Drone 100 will push the limits even further, performing for the first time ever above water, in front of a live audience with the Sydney Opera House sails as a backdrop.
Weather permitting, Drone 100 will light up the skies above Sydney Harbour in a seven-minute performance each night starting at 7:55 p.m. Flying in dynamic formation, the drones will showcase different shapes and colours to reveal a never-seen-before bespoke animation designed specifically for the Sydney performance. Controlled by one main pilot, the performance will be synchronised to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, performed live by the Sydney Youth Orchestra.
“With drones quickly emerging as an important computing platform of the future, Drone 100 exemplifies what it means to reinvent experiences with new technology,” said Anil Nanduri, Intel’s general manager of unmanned aviation systems for its Perceptual Computing Group. “Drone 100 will capture the imagination of all who see it. Through this experience, we hope to inspire the imagination of Vivid Sydney festival-goers and highlight the future potential of drone technology.”
As a Major Partner of the Sydney Opera House, Intel will set up a VIP viewing area for the event on the eastern side of the Opera House podium overlooking Farm Cove. Intel will release a limited number of tickets for each of the five nightly performances to be viewed from this prime harbour-side position. All tickets will be free of charge, with a maximum of two tickets allocated per person. Details on how to secure tickets will be shared on Intel’s Drone 100 Facebook event page.
Vivid Sydney, Drone 100: www.vividsydney.com/event/light/drone-100