Advances in lighting and technology have changed the way designers and directors can illuminate a performance venue, but apart from lighting the entertainment space, they can actually create visual effects that become one with the performers.
One example of this is found at the Brooklyn Ballet, where traditional forms of ballet and dancers’ costumes are combined LEDs. The results are innovative and dramatic.
“On tutus, the effect is evocative of falling snow. And for the ballet’s mysterious Drosselmeyer character, the team created the “Pexel” shirt, which adds a touch of magic with lights that sync to the dancer’s muscles.”
In addition to LEDs, the effects are achieved through a system that uses motion sensors and processors that allow for dynamic light animation that synchronizes with a dancer’s movements.