Encore Dunhuang debuts with grandMA2: Tradition meets technology

Encore Dunhuang debuts with grandMA2: Tradition meets technology

Immersive Chinese theatre work Encore Dunhuang debuted at the first Silk Road Dunhuang International Cultural Expo and was directed by Wang Chaoge, co-director of the stunning opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

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During the 90-minute performance, audience members can travel through time as they walk through four zones and experience key moments and characters in the 2,000-year history of the city, once an important stop on the Silk Road.  

Encore Dunhuang debuts with grandMA2: Tradition meets technology

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For lighting control LD Wang Yugang used 4 x grandMA2 light consoles, 2 x MA onPC command wing, 4 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit), 2 x MA VPU plus MK2 (Video Processing Unit) and 10 x MA 2Port Nodes.

Encore Dunhuang debuts with grandMA2: Tradition meets technology

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“An Encore theatre is different from the standard theatre. Depending on the needs of the scene, it is built to be a flexible space that meets all the regular theater construction specifications whilst being configurable to realize each individual scene”, explained Wang Yugang.

Utilizing original walk-in scene theater technology, the audience is no longer restricted to sitting on seats and watching the play unfold onstage. Instead, they walk into the theatre and move around according to where the action is taking place becoming immersed in the production. The theater's lighting and effects have been choreographed and designed to optimise this special visitor experience.

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The construction design company was Beijing North ACE Digital Technology Co., Ltd. ACE

Advanced Communication Equipment Co Ltd. is MA Lighting’s exclusive distributor in China.

Fan Anwei was the project manager, Zhao Xiaoming was lighting design construction principal.

Encore Dunhuang debuts with grandMA2: Tradition meets technology

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As master distributor MA Lighting International is responsible for worldwide sales and marketing of the renowned MA control systems, digital dimming systems, networking tools and media servers. The product range offers cutting-edge solutions for control and dimming, including the award-winning grandMA2 consoles, the MA onPC command wing and MA onPC fader wing, the extremely intuitive and compact dot2 range and reliable digital dimmer racks and packs. With its innovative MA VPU (Video Processing Unit) MA bridges the lighting and video worlds.

Today, MA Lighting is respected for its technical knowledge and has achieved a unique international reputation for its operational philosophy. The company offers several decades of experience and strictly follows a professional user-centric approach, getting as close as possible to the market via its own international offices and support centres in the UK, North America, Latin America, the Middle East/India, Asia Pacific and Scandinavia/Eastern Europe/Russia – supported by a world-wide distribution and service network.

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