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Velocity

VELOCITY from Physical Magic® premiered in 2011, coinciding with the launch of the Celebrity Silhouette, the fourth Solstice-Class vessel from Celebrity Cruise Lines. VELOCITY was the fourth theatrical spectacle from Physical Magic to be performed on a cruise vessel, and finished its performance run on board the Celebrity Silhouette in early 2016.

With over 300 performances, more than 375,000 spectators, two engagement extensions, “best entertainment” industry awards, and over 5 years at sea, VELOCITY from Physical Magic® has thrilled the press and cruise guests with its modern dance, spectacular media, and pop soundtrack.

Following the completion of it multi-year engagement at sea, VELOCITY from Physical Magic® has been completely retooled for land based 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 live!

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

Velocity is the speed of something in a given direction. VELOCITY the show showcases the speed of dance, of movement, of aerial performance and of imagery. The show is an exploration of vivid movement and unique motions.

The best of the world of dance and aerial performance combine with this unique take on dance spectacle. Fused with unique aerial performances designed by former Cirque du Soleil artists , dance choreographers that have worked with Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and other cutting edge pop artists have worked together on VELOCITY to create a dance spectacle that leaves you gasping.

Follow the VELOCITY cast inside this unique multimedia spectacle, performing artistry in motion both on stage and in the air.

VELOCITY 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.

VELOCITY is part of the 3 show “Silhouette Package” from POET Theatricals. The other productions that are included with the “Silhouette Package” are SILHOUETTE (a European-styled theatrical circus) and BROADWAY NIGHTS (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 VELOCITY production includes the following:

  • Originally Recorded Soundtrack of third party familiar pop music from the VELOCITY production orchestrated and recorded by the VELOCITY 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. This version includes all of the truss towers, ramps, and other stage elements. This version travels in one 53’ truck or one 40’ and one 20’ 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

VELOCITY 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. VELOCITY is a hybrid spectacle production featuring singing, dance, video and aerial performance.
A. The show is appropriate for all ages but is most impactful for ages 10 and up.
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 pop soundtrack that was originally recorded for performance of the 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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