Stage Theatre on the Elbe
Jerry P. Appelt counts on the FALCON BEAM 2 for the opening of the Stage Theatre on the Elbe in Hamburg.
For the production of the theatrical light and laser show, shipping on the Elbe was brought to a standstill for a quarter of an hour. During this time, the entire Hamburg harbour was filled with shining light. The background music was the overture to the musical "Das Wunder von Bern", which had been chosen to open the inaugural season.
The new FALCON BEAM 2 crowns the great opening of the Stage Theatre; Photos: aadhoc-media|Thomas Rohwedder on behalf of A&O Technology.
A&O Technology, which had been commissioned by PRG AG to provide the lighting equipment, supplied its newly launched FALCON BEAM 2 searchlights for their first live application on the banks of the Elbe.
German's famous lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt integrated the searchlights into the lighting concept by installing some in four groups at the foot of the building along the riverside, whilst the main group was hoisted by cranes onto the roof of the new building.
In this configuration, the searchlights projected light images visible from afar amid the play of fireworks and laser beams. Around 1,200 spectators enjoyed the show.
"The new FALCON BEAM 2 is the ideal fixture for large light shows and events. It is an agile rock star for touring and events lighting. The searchlights push events optically and guarantee increased awareness throughout the surrounding area", explained Marco Niedermeier, CEO of A&O Technology.
"The FALCON searchlights realize their effects on a gigantic scale", added Jerry P. Appelt after the opening show. "The beams can be seen for miles around. Here, it was the brilliance of the colours and the luminosity that most impressed everyone involved."
Particularly magnificent was a still image: a crown composed of light beams that adorned the roof of the theatre.