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Harman creates immersive lighting displays at China’s premier circus

Guangzhou Bai MingHui Lighting Technology deploys cutting-edge Martin by Harman lighting fixtures at Shanghai Circus World

To create spectacular lighting displays for the reopening of the world-famous Shanghai Circus World, Guangzhou Bai MingHui Lighting Technology Co. equipped the venue with Martin by Harman lighting fixtures.

Built in 1999, Shanghai Circus World is China’s premier circus and home to the renowned ‘Era – Intersection of Time’ show, which combines traditional Chinese acrobatics with Western entertainment. Located in the heart of Shanghai, Circus World features an ornate 1,638-seat theatre with an elaborate architectural design and a distinctive golden dome roof. Over the years, the venue has become a cultural landmark and earned the nickname of the ‘Golden Pineapple.’ In 2018, Shanghai Circus World closed for a series of cosmetic and technical renovations, which included upgrading their ageing lighting rig. Shanghai Circus World hired AV integrators Guangzhou Bai MingHui Lighting Technology Co. to install 121 new Martin lighting fixtures to create a wide range of dynamic, expressive lighting designs.

Guangzhou deployed 53 Martin MAC Axiom hybrid fixtures to provide designers with a versatile, all-in-one fixture capable of creating a variety of looks including tight beams, sharp spots and more. To create soft wash effects with unique and expressive colours, Guangzhou installed 36 Martin MAC Quantum Wash fixtures, which feature the groundbreaking Colorganics system for deep, saturated colours. To provide additional coverage, Guangzhou deployed 15 extra-bright Martin MAC Aura XB wash fixtures. In order to create immersive, sensational lighting effects, Guangzhou selected 10 Martin MAC Viper AirFX fixtures with impressive discharge-based aerial effects. To highlight key performers and scenery, Guangzhou equipped Circus World with Martin MAC Quantum Profile fixtures, which combine top-quality white light with a fast, smooth CMY colour mixing system and crisp gobo projection.

Decorated in black, grey, and gold, Circus World features a refined atmosphere that can easily be adapted to suit a wide range of events based on the lighting display. Circus World’s new Martin lighting rig makes it easier than ever for lighting designers to control the ambiance of the theatre to meet a variety of performance needs.