Semper Open Air Ball, Dresden
|Commissioned by:||Tom Roeder|
|Project Period:||since 2006, at the beginning of each year|
|Location:||Theaterplatz in front of the Semper Opera House, Dresden|
|Project Manager:||Sebastian Schreiber|
For one evening a year, Dresden's venerable Theaterplatz is turned into a gigantic open-air dance floor as part of the largest classical entertainment event in the German-speaking world. While 2,500 guests experience the gala programme of Europe's most important ball inside the Semper Opera House itself, almost 15,000 people celebrate a lively party in front of the building.
The goings-on in the ballroom are transmitted live on a LED wall in Theaterplatz, where they are accompanied by an additional programme organised by the MDR broadcasting company. An outdoor stage constructed especially for the event provides the setting for numerous performances and audience-participation activities. Using a sophisticated audio concept, we make sure that those in the square outside are able to enjoy the ball's classical and light entertainment programme. We also install architecture and special effect lighting consisting of 60 LED floodlights and 50 moving lights to create just the right atmosphere to heighten the enjoyment and spread the party feeling.
Speaking of effects: whether it is a debutante hovering over Theaterplatz on a huge crescent moon or three chimney sweeps abseiling from a flying number thirteen high above the party guests, the initiator always thinks up a spectacular opening scene in line with the motto – whereby we have the privilege of lending our support.