The Festival is opening on September 21, 2018 with a multimedia show which is called the Carnival of Light at the Grebnoy Channel. The show will tell the audience а mysterious story of a wandering festival coming to the city at nightfall giving a show to the citizens and leaving with a dawn. Festival goers will be able to enjoy reruns of the Carnival of Light onSeptember 22 and 23.
The closing show of the festival will take place on 25 September 2018 at the same place, Grebnoy Channel. It is dedicated to the Russian-Japanese cross year. Spectators will be amazed by a 40-minute show of Japanese Hanabi famous for its uniqueness, beauty and size. Big caliber shells will be used in the show while the biggest ones will burst in half a mile effect in sky!
This year the light show at Teatralnaya Square will unite the façades of three theaters: Bolshoi Theatre, Maly Theatre and RAMT (Russian Academic Youth Theatre). Three buildings will make it possible to create the 270-degree video projection.
During the festival the allegoric light novel about Spartakus, his fight for personal freedom and spiritual liberation will be shown there. Also you will be able to watch two thematic light shows of the previous editions: Celestial Mechanics and Timeless; as well as finalists’ works of ART VISION Classic Competition.
Circle of Light in Moscow Parks
Two Moscow tourist places will become festival sites for the first time in a history of the Circle of Light, there will be Kolomenskoe Museum-Reserve and Museum of the Great Patriotic War at Poklonnaya Gora. Moreover the festival will traditionally illuminate Tsaritsyno Park.
Kolomenskoe Museum-Reserve invites everyone to its space of impressions. Kolomenskoe park will turn into an amazing magic world. Park visitors will see fabulous masks and mysterious animals coming to life, fantastic trees bearing golden fruits, Cinderella’s carriage turning into a pumpkin while Ole Lukøje will invite everyone to the Dreamworld.
The light novels dedicated to Military history of Russia and Moscow will be shown on the façade of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War at Poklonnaya Gora. Also guests will enjoy the 15-minute VJing performance accompanied by music and songs of the Second World War.