The Han Show

Dates: January 2015 – present

Official website:http://www.thehanshow.com/en/hanshow/

Dragone website page: http://dragone.com/en/shows/the-han-show

Written & Directed by Franco Dragone
Theatre & Equipment Design by Mark Fisher
Set Design by François Séguin
Lighting Design by Alain Lortie
Costume Design by Tim Yip
Fountain and SFX Design by Denis Lafontaine
Sound Design by Vikram Kirby
Video Content Design by Patrick Neys

The Han Show Theatre, designed by Mark Fisher (from the Han Show website, 2017)

From The Han Show website:
The Han Show Theatre is located by the East Lake of Wuhan City. The shape of the building is inspired by the traditional Chinese image of the “red lantern”. This ingenious design with strong Chinese elements was designed by the world’s top architectural and art design master in the world, Mr. Mark Fisher, and is specially dedicated to The Han Show.
There are 2,000 movable seats in the Han Show Theatre, which is said to be the first of its kind worldwide that adopts moving and lifting seats in water show performance. The swing seats in the front area are in a closed status at the beginning of the show and during the show, the swing seats turn around and open and the lifting seats in the back area vertically descend. The whole seat area enters the open status and the performance basin shows itself, surrounded by the 2,000 seats. The capacity of the performance basin in the theatre reaches 10 million litres, equivalent to that of 4 standard Olympic swimming pool. The switch of the land and the water can be done in an instant. In the pool, there are extremely complicated underwater lifts and stage special effect equipment and above the pool, there are the rigging system and other stage equipment, which enable the performers to fly from catwalk and grid areas and land on the stage.

Lighting

  • grandMA2 Control Console
  • More than 1268 lighting fixtures
  • More than 200km of cabling

Sound

  • Meyer Sound MILO High-power line array
  • 367 speaker boxes
  • 18 subwoofers weighing 2500kg
  • 1200 channels of audio

Projection

  • 3 moving LED screens
  • 4k+ Media resolution
  • 19 3D high framerate motion tracking cameras

SFX

  • 400 outlets of compressed air create masking bubbles and boiling water effects
  • 18 dry ice machines
  • 230 water jets

The Theatre

  • Over 70 metres high and 100 metres in diameter
  • 2000 seats

 

The Show