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FOUR: Spirit of the Elements

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Since 2007, FOUR: Spirit of the Elements has thrilled corporate event attendees and public audiences worldwide with sensational aerial performances, spectacular special effects, dazzling acrobatics, surreal video imagery, and high-energy dance fused with the raw elements of AIR, EARTH, WATER and FIRE. Click the tabs below to learn more about FOUR: Spirit of the Elements and how FOUR: Spirit of the Elements can bring its unique style of corporate entertainment to your next event.

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Sensational aerial performances, spectacular special effects, dazzling acrobatics, surreal video imagery, and high-energy dance fuse with the raw elements of AIR, EARTH, WATER and FIRE to create a one-of-a-kind theatrical extravaganza.
Submerged in a lush dreamscape, a talented cast of artists takes you on a journey through the senses. Experience the ethereal sensations of AIR, the pulsing heart-beat and rhythms of the EARTH, the fluid softness of WATER, and the fiery passions of FIRE.

FOUR: Spirit of the Elements breaks through the traditional barriers of theater, leaving the surface of the stage and taking the performance out over the public, encompassing the audience with fantastic aerial and sonic performances.
Pure spectacle, FOUR: Spirit of the Elements explores the spirit of AIR, EARTH, WATER and FIRE, translating the spirit of each element into movement, emotion, and sensation, sure to keep your attendees on the edge of their seats!

Between Dinner Courses
FOUR: Spirit of the Elements coordinates entertainment segments with dinner service (caterer, convention or hotel food service) in the venue throughout the evening’s event. This unique corporate entertainment presentation style of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements allows for seamless integration of the entertainment portion within an entire corporate dinner event. Alternating food service with FOUR: Spirit of the Elements entertainment creates an opportunity to maximize the entertainment with fewer performers, saving money and also delivering a better guest event experience. The “between the dinner courses” FOUR: Spirit of the Elements entertainment event is one of our most popular corporate event entertainment packages.

Theater Performance
(table seating or theater style)
FOUR: Spirit of the Elements performs a corporate “theater-style” show following dinner, awards, or other types of corporate presentations. The show length and entertainment content is completely customizable based on the event’s theme or corporate message. This presentation style of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements cirque-style corporate event performance is fused with dance and special effects and is most similar to what would be seen in a public presentation of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements in a casino or on tour in theaters.

Awards Programs
FOUR: Spirit of the Elements theatrical performers can be integrated into awards ceremonies, with performance segments from the show introducing award presenters or award recipients. In certain situations, award recipients can be theatrically flown over the stage to receive their awards during the presentation.

Interactive
FOUR: Spirit of the Elements interactive performances combine ambient cirque-style entertainment and characters with focused corporate stage FOUR: Spirit of the Elements entertainment. Elemental thematic ambient performers interact with event attendees before and after the focused staged entertainment segments. This enables the event to flow seamlessly with FOUR: Spirit of the Elements entertainment throughout the evening. Remote satellite stages placed throughout the event space add to the air of mystery as FOUR: Spirit of the Elements entertainment happens everywhere, on stage, in the audience and above the event attendees.

Business General Sessions
Amp up an early morning business session with FOUR: Spirit of the Elements!
FOUR: Spirit of the Elements performers warm up the audience for your presenters and keynote speaker in your business meeting event. Entertainment segments can be as short as three minutes and can also be utilized as transitional entertainment elements between speakers to break up the flow or to add a physicality to corporate messaging. FOUR: Spirit of the Elements entertainment acts and presentations can be crafted to support event messaging and enhance overall event impact on attendees.

Trade Shows and Exhibits
Draw focus to your booth with FOUR: Spirit of the Elements!
Grabbing attention on the trade floor and increasing booth traffic is key to increasing return on trade show marketing efforts and trade show entertainment. FOUR: Spirit of the Elements corporate entertainment for trade show events is custom-crafted to support marketing messaging and dramatically increases booth awareness and traffic.


The FOUR: Spirit of the Elements soundtrack is scheduled for re-release on iTunes in May 2016.

The fusion of the spirit within the four elements creates a complexity of order where movement, emotion, sensation, and strength unite.

Resembling the varied textures of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the original soundtrack from Four: Spirit of the Elements captures air with the ethereal tone from the high strings, fire erupts with a blazing series of electric guitars, the piano glistens in soft and fast clusters that evoke the ebb and flow of water, while the power of the taiko drums resonate a booming force of energy, vibrating like the tremors of the earth.

Original Compositions by Mike Meyer. Additional Compositions Flui and Terra by Mike Meyer and Anton Stuhlmann. Guitars by Mike Meyer. Soundtrack produced, recorded and mixed by Mike Meyer. Produced by Michael McPherson.

INCLUDED EQUIPMENT
All FOUR: Spirit of the Elements corporate event entertainment productions include the following content:
• Original Soundtrack from the public FOUR: Spirit of the Elements production orchestrated and recorded by the FOUR: Spirit of the Elements creative team.
• Original soundtracks can be previewed on the iTunes store or on the Physical Magic website at www.physicalmagic.com.
• Digital audio playback
• FOUR: Spirit of the Elements Show Costuming
• FOUR: Spirit of the Elements Show video media content (where applicable)
• FOUR: Spirit of the Elements Show Props and Equipment
• FOUR: Spirit of the Elements Acrobatic Rigging
• FOUR: Spirit of the Elements Technical Infrastructure (as needed)

Corporate event productions of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements can be scaled from a full public style production to smaller footprint productions based on budget, venue size and timing restrictions.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
Shipping requirements for FOUR: Spirit of the Elements can be scaled depending on show size and scope of technical infrastructure required for the performance. The show can adapt to existing staging, lighting and rigging layouts.

Examples of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements shipping requirements are:

• Pack and Fly Production
The “pack and fly” version of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements is our most popular shipping option for corporate entertainment events. Costumes and props from the show pack and fly with traveling cast and crew as checked excess airline baggage. Artistic aerial rigging for FOUR: Spirit of the Elements is limited to manual performer lifting and flying systems in this version. This version of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements is perfect for smaller corporate entertainment events or events where the FOUR: Spirit of the Elements entertainment production is integrated into an existing stage and set layout. Video media reinforcement for the show can be provided in advance to enhance the production.

• Soft Sets
Our “Soft Set” production version of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements requires minimal freight for 2 road cases, approximately 300 pounds each, containing the show backdrop and soft set elements for the entertainment production. The soft set elements may include projection surfaces depending on the FOUR: Spirit of the Elements version presented for the corporate entertainment event.

• Full Set
The “Full Set” production version of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements includes the entire hard set of the show and the “soft set”. This version includes all of the stair units, multi level sets and other stage elements. This version travels in 24-foot to 53-foot trucks depending on the FOUR: Spirit of the Elements presented for the corporate entertainment event.

• Turn-key
Our “turn-key” production package for FOUR: Spirit of the Elements includes all lighting, sound, video projection, sets, soft goods, rigging, special effects and staging for the event in a complete turn-key package. This version travels in two or three 53-foot tractor-trailers, depending on the level of production support required for the version of the show presented.

• Flying Automation
Shipping requirements for the different flying automation packages are detailed on the POET Technical Services section of the website. Note that there are manual flying systems available for FOUR: Spirit of the Elements that can function for many corporate entertainment theatrical flying applications, in addition to motorized theatrical flying systems.

SAMPLE RIDER
Click below to download a PDF of the FOUR: Spirit of the Elements sample corporate entertainment logistics and technical rider. Please note that this is a sample rider and is customized further depending on application, venue and production version of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements presented. Also note that CO2, Flame and Water effects are not included in this rider and need to be selected based on venue specifications and local safety restrictions.

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A. FOUR: Spirit of the Elements is a combination of cirque style performance, dance, aerial acts and special effects.
A. FOUR: Spirit of the Elements is appropriate for all audiences.
A. Absolutely! FOUR: Spirit of the Elements can be configured to perform in many different types of corporate events. This can be scaled from something as small as just specialty acts performing on stage risers with minimal technical support, to the full public show and the FOUR: Spirit of the Elements entire set.
A. The public version of FOUR: Spirit of the Elements features 45 performers. For corporate performances this can be reduced significantly depending on budget and technical restrictions.
A. The music for FOUR: Spirit of the Elements is an original composition soundtrack for the show. The music for FOUR: Spirit of the Elements can be previewed on the Apple iTunes store.
A. As this is an original soundtrack for FOUR: Spirit of the Elements, there are not any music licensing fees.
A. The length of the show is completely customizable for a corporate event depending on event timeline.
A. Yes. If the decision is made to use flame and CO2 smoke effects, permits will need to be acquired from local authorities. We do have versions of the show that do not use real flame or CO2 effects.
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