Several Rotators and Track Runners in Bowie's muscial 'Lazarus' at Aarhus Theatre
A tunnel vision of frames. A waterfall of light. David Bowie's musical Lazarus playing at Aarhus Teater is packed with visual automation effects.
In collaboration with Wahlberg Motion Design, lighting designer Mathias Hersland and scenographer Christian Albrechtsen created an automation design that with 30 rotators and several track runners.
Rotating mirrors and flying frames, made possible with Wahlberg products.
The 30 Rotators with power outlet were rotating 7,5-meter tall mirrors, on which pixel strips were mounted. The 4 conductors out of the rotating shaft made pixel mapping possible, creating a waterfall effect of light, that lit up the entire theatre.
The Track Runners with friction wheel were carrying large frames from side to side, while the actors interacted with them, by standing sitting and dancing on the moving frames. Each frame was controlled via DMX individually, making it possible to position them precisely and move on timed cues, essential for the actors to be on the right places at the right time.
The show opened on August 29th and have received a lot of excellent reviews. It continues until October 12th, 2019 and will tour to Copenhagen, The Royal theatre in the spring of 2020
See some of the spectacular pictures from the musical below.
Photo credits: Emilia Therese - Lazarus, Aarhus Teater