There’s another opening ceremony happening tonight that, while a bit smaller than the Olympic celebration, is still worth noting—especially because of the use of LED lights.
The Edinburgh International Festival begins today and will run for three weeks, featuring some of the world’s best performances of opera, music, theater and dance. The opening ceremony will begin with a moving art installation called “Speed Of Light.” Hundreds of walkers and runners bedecked in RGB LED strip lights will converge on the paths and walkways leading to the main peak in the park, called Arthur’s Seat. The audience members will also take part in the installation by carrying battery-powered, waterproof LED lights that emit sounds based on movement or altitude.
The performance will create a stunning aerial view of 6 different paths of light leading towards a central point on Arthur’s Seat. Once converged, the flexible LED-covered artists will perform choreographed dance moves using portable LED puck lights. The pictures posted here are from last night’s rehearsal. I’m sure the real thing will be even more beautiful!
Thanks to Daily Mail for the images.