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Momentum

MOMENTUM from Physical Magic® premiered in 2012, coinciding with the launch of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final Solstice-Class vessel from Celebrity Cruise Lines. MOMENTUM is the fifth theatrical spectacle from Physical Magic performing on board a cruise vessel, and finished its performance run on board the Celebrity Reflection in 2016.

With over 200 performances, more than 275,000 spectators and over 5 years at sea, MOMENTUM has thrilled the press, the cruise industry and most importantly audience members with its breathtaking dance, spectacular video imagery, aerial and acrobatic performances, and pop soundtrack.

MOMENTUM from Physical Magic® has been completely retooled for extended run theater performances and can be seen in casino venues, theaters and custom showrooms around the world.

We hope you have a chance to see the show!

Interested in producing with POET? Contact us to get started.

Momentum is an exploration of action and reaction, the unknown of where something can take you. The “impact”, or that moment of transfer of energy, acts the catalyst for change in the show.

The production explores this “unknown” sonically, visually and physically. Sonically through the colliding of music types in the best of the “remix” culture, visually through the broad stroke changing of visuals, and physically though the use of the interactive scenic. The “movement” from content to content style is handled in large brush strokes – foreshadowing the change (the “swing”), chaos of collision (the “impact”) and journey to the unknown (the “reaction”).

Momentum is a fusion of music, dance and acrobatics as we use these different elements to break up the monotony of one single performance element. This type of frenzied “bouncing” from content to content keeps the audience engaged and also reinforces the central concept of the action and reaction of Momentum.

MOMENTUM from Physical Magic® is available for booking for multi-week engagements worldwide. The show has been designed to perform in a theater but can also be presented in various other types of performance spaces.

MOMENTUM is part of the 3 show “Reflection Package” from POET Theatricals. The other productions that are included with the “Reflection Package” are REFLECTION (a European cirque-style theatrical circus) and CENTRE STAGE (a musical theater tribute production).

Show packages from POET Theatricals allow venues to maximize production impact inexpensively by allowing presentation of three dramatically different shows utilizing one performing cast and one preproduction expenditure. Each of the POET Theatricals’ show “packages” represents over 2.5 million dollars in capital expenditure investment in the production’s costumes, sets, flying automation, video and music.

Show packages are best used in venues that have repeat customers (casinos with strong local market draw for example), guests that are residing in the venue (vacation destination resort hotels), or travelers that are moving from place to place with the venue (cruise ships).

POET Theatricals has the ability to “mix and match” show packages depending on audience demographics.

INCLUDED EQUIPMENT

The MOMENTUM production includes the following:

  • Pop Soundtrack orchestrated and recorded by the MOMENTUM creative team. (Originally recorded third party soundtracks must be licensed for performance.)
  • Show Costuming, Props and Equipment.
  • Digital audio playback, time code and show control.
  • Lighting Control.
  • Digital media servers, LED panels 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 LED panels, multi level sets, 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

MOMENTUM uses a traveling cast of 18 live singers, dancers, and aerialists.

Crew size is 3 persons: 1 Technical director, 1 FOH operator (lighting, media and show control), and 1 lead rigger/ acrobatic rigger.

A. MOMENTUM is a spectacle production fusing singing, dancing, video and aerial performances to a pop music soundtrack.
A. The show was originally designed to be performed in a theater, but can also be performed in tents, convention spaces, custom open spaces, and in outdoor venues.
A. Loading in the production depends on access to the space, but shows from POET Theatricals in touring configuration can be loaded in a quickly as 1 day.
A. There are 18 performers in the production comprised of live singers, dancers, and aerialists.
A. The soundtrack uses a popular music soundtrack recorded and orchestrated for the live production.
A. The show can be scaled for as short as 30 minutes to as long as 75 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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