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Luminaire

Luminaire from Physical Magic Spectacles premiered in 2003 as a fusion of circus arts, light based illusions, aerial performances and dance with an original rock score. Luminaire was the second Physical Magic® production produced and continued the concept of fusing different live entertainment genres together to create new art forms.

Luminaire has brought its unique mixture of cirque style acrobatics, light based grand illusion and electronic soundtrack to venues worldwide, performing in tents, theaters and casinos.

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Light is all our eyes can really see, the power of perception by vision, that which illuminates or makes clear in the mind.

A fusion of circus arts, light based grand illusions, aerial performances, dance and an original rock score, Luminaire is a new-age exploration of the properties of light and darkness.


This electrically charged album embodies the energy transport of light through its incorporated influences of hip-hop, rock, and electronica.

Just as light is defined by characteristics that include intensity, speed, and bend, the Luminaire original soundtrack is a new-age exploration that captures the same effects through its vivid instrumentations of scorching brightness to the subtle and lush contrast depicting the day the flicker died.

Original Compositions by Gregg Hoffmann, Mike Meyer, and Ryan Pehr. Keyboard Programming by Gregg Hoffmann, Mike Meyer, and Ryan Pehr. Guitars by Mike Meyer, Bill Readey & Dan Legge. Drums and Percussion by Ryan Pehr. Soundtrack produced, recorded and mixed by Gregg Hoffmann, Mike Meyer, and Ryan Pehr. Produced by Michael McPherson.

Luminaire is available for booking for multi-week engagements worldwide. The show has been designed to perform in a theater and is best presented in this type of venue due to the light based special effects and illusions.

INCLUDED EQUIPMENT

The Luminaire production includes the following:

  • Original Soundtrack from the Luminaire production written, orchestrated and recorded by the Luminaire creative team. (Original soundtracks can be previewed on the iTunes store or on the POET Theatricals Site under the “Media” tab.)
  • Show Costuming, Props and Equipment.
  • Grand illusions.
  • Digital audio playback, time code and show control.
  • Lighting Control.
  • Digital media servers, video projectors and video distribution.
  • High-speed performer flying winches, winch power distribution and acrobatic rigging.
  • Production soft goods.
  • Production sets.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Shipping requirements 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. POET Theatricals’ goal is to reduce the preproduction cost and installation of the show as much as possible, and we work with presenters to trim these expenses.

Examples of shipping requirements are:

Full Set The “Full Set” production includes the entire hard set of the show and the “soft set”. This version includes all of the magic illusions, sets, musical instruments, props and other stage elements. This version travels in one 53’ truck or two 40’ oceangoing containers (for overseas productions).

Turn-key Our “turn-key” production package adds all lighting, sound, venue required soft goods, venue rigging and staging for the show in a complete turn-key package. This additional technical support travels in 1 or 2, 53-foot tractor trailers, depending on the level of production support required for the venue.

TRAVELING CAST AND CREW

Luminaire uses a traveling cast of 16 comedians, musicians, illusionists, acrobats, character performers, specialty acts and aerialists.

Crew size is 5 persons: 1 Company manager, 1 Technical director, 1 FOH operator (lighting, media and show control), 1 Stage Technician, and 1 lead rigger/ acrobatic rigger.

A. Luminaire is a spectacle production that’s fuses physical acrobatic performances, aerial performance and large-scale grand illusions with an electro-rock musical score.
A. The show is appropriate for ages 10 years and higher.
A. The show was originally designed to be performed in a theater, and is best presented in this type of venue due to the specialized light effects.
A. Loading in the production depends on access to the space, but Luminaire takes about 3 days to load in and tech all elements.
A. There are 16 performers in the production comprised of comedians, musicians, illusionists, acrobats, character performers, specialty acts and aerialists.
A. The soundtrack is an original score written for the production. The soundtrack can be previewed on the Apple iTunes store.
A. The show can be scaled for as short as 30 minutes to as long as 90 minutes.
A. The show travels with its own performer flying automation and technicians to operate and is included in the cost of the show. The venue however must be able to support the rigging loads and have appropriate hang points to mount the show’s equipment.
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