The attraction combines music, fantasy and projection
Italy - The show Illusion, with several Salamanders from Le Maitre entertained visitors at the Rainbow MagicLand in Valmontone close to Rome throughout the summer 2014.

The attraction combines music, fantasy and projection. With hundreds of lights installed on the fountains and special effects enhancing the show, Illusion had nine dancers interacting with the fountains and the projections.

One of the world's leading companies for aquatic shows and an internationally renowned video designer participated in the realisation of this show.

Mr. Bonsanti, technical representative at MagicLand, commented, "The show went on two to three times a night for a duration of 25-30 minutes and could accommodate 300 people. Thanks to a series of effects, the organisers were able to create true illusions with pirate and jungle themes.

"The stage on the water with the castle built on the large Lake of the Fairies was breathtaking". Bonsanti says that the dancers "were moving together with the dancing fountains. On the backdrop of the stage there were constant changes in video mapping projections. To get an even greater effect, we put eight Salamander flame machines from Le Maitre in a semi-circle".

Bonsanti reveals that the Salamander were mostly operated manually to be synchronised with the dancers, but also programmed remotely in DMX to be synchronised together with the music.

"We chose to use the Salamander flame machines from Le Maitre. We believe this is the most reliable flame machine available on the market in terms of effect and especially in terms of security. Because the Salamander canisters are internal, we are guaranteed a safety both while arming and firing.

"In addition, the possibility of charging the machine with 'disposable' canisters was for us the best solution taking into account the number of performances per evening". Bonsanti adds that the Salamander is a flame machine that is "very different from those of other brands and, for us, Le Maitre is the best brand for this type of show".

He continues, "We have worked with Audio Effetti for many years. It is a company that has followed us for quite some time and who understands our requirements and time constraint. In our business it is imperative that one remains innovative. When Audio Effetti suggested us to use the Salamander from Le MaƮtre for our project at MagicLand we immediately knew it would be a success."

(Jim Evans)


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