One of the world’s largest water-screen projections has been created in Las Vegas, using an 18m long and 300m wide water fountain.
The display was part of a Japanese theatre festival and relied on innovative technology developed by Panasonic.
Overall, 16 Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors with a brightness of 20,000 lumens were used to create the record-breaking projection at the Bellagio Hotel.
Japanese movie studio Shochiku was responsible for the production, enlisting help of digital tech artwork specialist teamLab.
The display supported a performance of classical Japanese dance-drama Kabuki. The spectacle was the first in a planned cooperation between Panasonic and the Japan Kabuki Festival aiming to create a new entertainment form combining the 400 years old art and innovative technology.
Watched by tens of thousands of spectators, Japanese actors Ichikawa Somegoro and Nakamura Yonekichi performed the traditional piece 'Fight with a Carp' on a special stage floating on the surface of the Bellagio Hotel’s artificial lake.
“This incredible digital art performance combined with an unconventional setting - the surface of a man-made lake - demonstrates how AV projection can push the boundaries of entertainment,” said Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America.
Panasonic projectors were previously used at the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in London.