Eurovision Song Contest
Stage Pyro & SFX. Copenhagen 2014
The fourth Eurovision Song Contest participation of Lunatx SFX kicked off with a very special request:
The TV producer of the Show – Dansk Radio – wanted to surprise the audience with a crazy and funny Pyro-Opening right at the begining of the Show. And exactly that was done: In front of worldwide nearly 200 Millionen viewers, Lunatx SFX creative head Frank Lohse transformed the massive stage enclosing steel cube into a wild swirling pyro matrix – and created the first of many pyrotechnical highlights of this evening.
Musically underlined by the japanese rockabilly band 18.104.22.168's, Lohse choreographed a whole load of motorically moving and flying effects for the opening , in total more than 1100 product. And that not only once for the contest, but also the previous night for the dress rehearsal. The necessary re-loading of product within only one night, was a challenging task. But more were to follow: Following the opening sequence Lunatx SFX supplied flame and pyro effects to 8 different delegations, sensitive and precisely synchronized to dramaturgy and mood of each song.
Particular aspects that had to be taken into account: Touch sensitive LED stage floor. Moving lights in the effective range of the pyrotechnic waterfalls. Transparency controlled glass cladding of steel cube. A green room full of textile furniture. Low safety distances to the audience, especially at the stage front and to the satellite platforms.