“Holy Heimori” Epic Comes to Life with Martin Lighting

January 24, 2012

The elaborate Ordos epic, “Holy Heimori,”produced by the Etuoke Qianqi people of Inner Mongolia in China, premiered in September on the Grassland Stage of the Shanghai Temple in Inner Mongolia.

The legendry tale, a play about drawing tribal conflict to a close and seeking lasting peace on the grassland, came to life with the aid of an elaborate set and stage design that incorporated mood-generating and decorate effects from Martin MAC 401 Dual RGB Zoom™ luminaires and MAC 2000 Wash moving heads. Lighting design is by Sha Xiao Lan, lighting designer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Traditional song, dance, and art, as well as ethnic customs and values are expressed on stage with the help of dynamic lighting technology to give the audience a better understanding of Mongolian Ordos culture.

For example, Ordos folk songs are melodious, like the sounds of nature, and their dance is fascinating and graceful. Lighting and sound is used to match the performance’s mood perfectly so the audience feels as if they are sitting in the midst of a beautiful and broad grassland. The audience was reportedly enthralled by the spectacular production.

“Holy Heimori” was created by the famous television artist Zhu Hai and organized by Beijing BeiAo Group Corp., Ltd, renowned planners of large scale events including the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

Lighting supplier for the “Holy Heimori” production was by Beijing Constellation Digital Technology Ltd., the sole distributor of Martin lighting in Northern China. The Grassland Stage was built by Inner Mongolia Shanghai Temple Tourism Development Ltd at a cost of 220 million RMB and can house 1200 spectators.

Production Planners: Beijing BeiAo Group Corp., Ltd
Director: Jiankang Lu (General Manager, BeiAo Group Corp., Ltd)
Lighting Designer: Sha Xiao Lan
Lighting Supplier: Beijing Constellation Digital Technology Ltd.

Martin Equipment:
20 x MAC 401 Dual RGB Zoom™
106 x MAC 2000 Wash™