Ever met an Event Manager who’s not excited by new and original entertainment ideas?
Vivid Sydney’s 2018 program is out, and the range of must-see stuff is simply stunning. It’s event idea heaven. Now you can translate that Vividesque magic into your events using custom illuminated entertainers, and we’ll show you how.
1. What Is Illuminated Entertainment?
Developments in LED and laser lighting have transformed the events industry. With some modifications and creativity, elements usually reserved for big name acts and stadium events can now be introduced directly to the corporate arena.
Special lighting effects are integrated into performer’s costumes, props and sets to create a light-filled, interactive experience.
While there are technical feats behind the scenes, the concept itself is simple and cost-effective. And the results are nothing short of sensational.
2. Entertainment, Customised
You can take illumination to the next level by having your corporate colours, logos and key messages appear right inside your event show. Picture your company literally floating on air, your logo or a new product name unveiled in spectacular formation at just the right moment.
It’s our pleasure to give you a sample of illuminated performers ready to weave your brand elements into their show!
Laserman creates magical illusion with laser lighting in a combination of complex 3D volumetric effects. The performance defies reality and the laws of physics as we know them – Laserman ‘holds’ beams of light in his hand, then bends and snaps them in two. We suspect he likes Star Wars, judging by his lightsaber-inspired use of beams.
The multi-award winning Laserman brings the wow! factor and will not fail to impress. See your company values and key messages literally up in lights, with ‘blasts’ of logos and publicity beamed above over your head and into the roof.
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They’re a hi-tech troupe of illuminated costume-donning, graphic poi-wielding, genetically engineered organic robots.
Imagine your graphics, text and logos displayed live, which The Replicants ‘paint’ around themselves in synchronized, choreographed patterns. The graphics can also be programmed to music, and you can even specify the moment at which you want your logo or message to appear.
Totally out there, totally amazing.
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Laser Stix puts on a stellar show of lights and music with a thumping mix of three drummers, LED drum sticks and 3 Laser Harps.
The Laser Harp deserves special mention. It creates a sound whenever a performer ‘cuts’ one of the laser beam harp strings, and the notes played can be customised to your event needs. The harp can even be used as a spectacular conference opening act.
Imagine laser beams welcoming guests in multiple languages, or casting laser images that float around the room, seemingly surrounding the audience.
The sky’s the limit with Laser Stix, because they can tailor concepts to suit your objectives with lasers, music, live performance and stunning visual pieces.
3. Go Light, White and Icy
Mystical, magical, all-white themes are always a crowd-pleaser. Bright, white and light is uplifting to the senses, and can be applied in so many different ways.
Indoors, outdoors, Christmas, mid-winter carnivals and parades are perfect dressed in white. Here’s our pick of performers who’ll customise their show for you:
The Space Ballerinas are pearly white dancers that twirl gracefully like ballerinas around your guests, pretty lights twinkling as if from another realm. Mysterious, other-worldly and tall, the it’s hard not be drawn in by the Space Ballerinas.
Haughty and elegant. As cold as ice. Super tall. The Snow Queens look as if they jumped straight off the pages of a beautifully frosty fairy-tale.
They don exquisite, mirror-bejewelled satin gown, glittering crowns and white fur to conjure a cold, icy place. The Snow Queens are not, however, too haughty to tailor their costuming and choreography to fit with your production needs.
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4. Go Green With Off-the-Grid Performers
Now you can choose to reduce your event’s carbon footprint with the dazzling and eco-friendly Solar Bugs. These thoughtful performers have solar panels embedded into their costumes, which absorb sun rays by day and light up by night.
Solar Bugs debuted at Vivid Sydney 2014, and have emerged as a popular choice for pulling in the crowds and making a big impact. They’ll customise their roving performances for day and evening, working to your event specifics.
5. Hi-Tech Hoop Dreams
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Verouge’s dazzling, avant-garde style show of lit-up spinning hoops, dance and mesmerising fire will be sure to awaken even the most jaded corporates. Verouge Dereesi caters to specific event needs using colours, logos with props and choreo. She conducts corporate workshops that let you bring your event to life á la Vivid, inspiring everyone to work and play harder. Brilliant idea!
Verouge’s performance highlights include Baranagaroo NYE Celebrations 2016, Vivid Sydney 2015/2016 and Dark MOFO Hobart 2015.
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Spinjoy is another high priestess of hula. It’s impossible not to be lured by her sassy high-octane dance and circus tricks with illuminated hoops. Her bright, spirited energy has universal appeal for peoples of all ages and walks of life.
Spinjoy has plenty of experience working with corporate audiences, and will tailor her shows to your specific needs. Think beyond event entertainment to team-building events and tailored hula hoop workshops.
Break down barriers between co-workers and unfreeze the coldest personalities in your workplace with Spinjoy’s ice-breaking, heart-warming performance.
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6. Turn Up The Atmosphere
Illuminated performers give so much scope to create a magical atmosphere and transform even the dreariest of spaces. Guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés served to them by dreamy characters in brightly-lit costumes, props and other special effects.
They’ll be immersed in a surreal, uplifting experience they’ll talk about for days.
Light Bites‘ charismatic roving performers customise their costumes with illuminated, transparent serving to suit your event and your branding needs.
Dream Bear & Bo Peeps
The bright, festive Dream Bear & Bo-Peeps are a delightful duo. Dream Bear is a big, beautiful, psychedelic-looking creature over 3m long, who ambles with his companion Bo-Peeps.
Bo-Peeps chats with your audience, and her dialogue can be tailored to your needs. The performers are well-versed in comedic improvisation for a fun, interactive experience. Bo-Peeps can also switch up the theme as Circus Ring Master or a Fantasy Lil Bo Peep, with or without stilts.
7. Light Up Like Vivid
If Vivid Sydney gives you frissons of joy like it does us, we’re guessing you’ll be happy to know you can light up your own events with Vividesque brilliance. The key steps are:
- Work with illuminated performers that can customise for your event
- Clearly brief your goals, allowing talent to drum up great ideas to make your event stand out from the rest
- The illuminated entertainers above are a small sample; talk to your entertainment bureau today to discover more possibilities
So go ahead, get creative and get your Vivid on!
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