CHRISTIE ROADSTER PROJECTORS MAKE HISTORY COME ALIVE IN INDIA
Christie technologies have enabled history to come alive on the dome of the magnificent Dhauli Peace Pagoda through a captivating light show depicting the ancient Kalinga War and subsequent conversion of Mauryan King Ashoka to Buddhism.
The Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) commissioned the 35-minute projection mapping show, which opened in August and plays nightly at 7:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. The 35-minute projection mapping show was conceptualized and is presented by Christie India’s partner Tricolor India Schauspiel at this prestigious white peace pagoda also known as Dhauli Shanti Stupa, built in the 1970s.
Bright and beautiful visuals are shown using four Christie Roadster S+22K-J 3DLP projectors. Installed in custom-built towers in front of the monument, the projectors are stacked on top of each other and project onto a surface area measuring about 700 square meters. This is the first permanent projection mapping installation using Christie projectors in the state of Odisha.
“We have chosen to deploy the Roadster S+22K-Js because of their unmatched brightness and robustness for an outdoor install like this,” said Himanshu Sabharwal, Creative Director of Tricolor India Schauspiel. “I’m proud of the installation and the results because our artistic experiment of live painting came out really well and we have been able to effectively engage the audience with the mesmerizing story of King Ashoka. The show is very much appreciated by our client — the Chief Minister of the state of Odisha — as well as the general public who have been visiting the monument for daily shows.”