September 21 – The Circle of Light Festival will be opened by the Carnival of Light Show combining astonishing light and laser effects, awesome play of fountains and fire, and surely grand firework display. This year there will be a structure of 12 meter high cubes for video projections built on the island at Grebnoy Channel; while about 250 straight fountains and 35 rotating ones will be set up on the water; and more than 170 flame jets of various kinds will be installed on pontoons. September 22, 23 – Festival goers will be able to enjoy rerun of the Carnival of Light.
The Closing Show of the Festival will be dedicated to the Year of Japan in Russia. Guests of the Festival will be amazed by a 40 minute show of Japanese Hanabi famous for its uniqueness, beauty and size. Big caliber shells will be used in the show while the biggest ones will burst in half a mile effect in sky!
This year not only the well loved waltzing fountains on Tsaritsyno Pond will fascinate the festival goers but two brand new projections, Wandering Palace about the story of Pheonix, and the show about the future world will be seen on the façade of the Grand Tsaritsyno Palace.The futuristic theme will be amped up by BIONIC PORTAL light installations. Using the AR technologies it will be easy to scan them with camera of mobile phones and watch animals of ecosystems of the future world on the screen.
This year the light show on Teatralnaya Square will unite the façades of three theaters:
Bolshoi Theatre, Maly Theatre and RAMT (Russian Academic Youth Theatre). Three buildings
will make it possible to create the 270-degree video projection.
During the festival the allegoric light novel about Spartakus, his fight for personal freedom and spiritual liberation will be shown there. Also you will be able to watch two thematic light shows of the previous editions: Celestial Mechanics and Timeless; as well as finalists’ works of ART VISION Classic Competition.
It will be the first time when the Museum of the Great Patriotic War at Poklonnaya Gora becomes a site of the Circle of Light festival. Light novels dedicated to the Russian military history will be shown on the façade while the VJ’s performance will be accompanied by songs of wartime.
At the educational program light designers and video artists will share their experience in producing large scale projects, talk about traps and pitfalls of the organizing process, and discuss technical innovations and current trends. The program will consist of workshops, round tables and lectures.
Saturday night at MIR Concert Hall fans of club music will witness the battle of VJs coming from all over the world to compete in Art Vision VJing Nomination.