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Wondrous Wednesday – Creating the cityscape

17th November 2021

Welcome to another Wondrous Wednesday, our blog dedicated to Wondrous Stories! Conceived and directed by our Artistic Director Kevin Finnan, this extraordinary large-scale production will be the opening show of the Birmingham 2022 Festival!

Last week, our wonderful long-time collaborators Imanol Garaizabal and Karlos Gomez from Logela Multimedia came to visit Birmingham and meet with Kevin and producers for the show OPUS Arts Events. They will be creating the digital imagery and huge projections that will bring Centenary Square to life and become the backdrop for Wondrous Stories. They have worked closely with Kevin over the years to create the digital-dance integration for which we are known and they are a vital partner in all theatre and event-based work.

During their visit, Imanol and Karlos joined the creative meetings to hear Kevin’s vision for the show and to begin developing initial ideas for the video and projections, as well as starting to capture footage and photos across the city.

They visited some of the iconic buildings and landscapes of Birmingham, from Soho Road to Old Joe (the clock tower at the University of Birmingham) travelling via the Balti Triangle and the city centre canals and spent some time in and around the buildings in Centenary Square where Wondrous Stories will be performed. They went out onto the balcony of the Library of Birmingham and had a look over the square and then went inside to take a look at some of the book collections including one of Britain’s most important Shakespeare collections, which belongs to the people of Birmingham!

Wondrous Stories is about bringing the people of Birmingham together in a celebration of the wondrous stories from across the region. Logela Multimedia will be taking inspiration from the varied architecture across the city to create the amazing projections that they are known for.

We had an amazing time visiting Birmingham and getting to explore different parts of the city. As we travelled around, we began to start capturing footage of the vibrant architecture for us to use in the show.

It was great to get to experience Centenary Square from different angles and perspectives and we are looking forward to seeing how the space will be transformed for the show!

Logela Multimedia

Check out the video below to see the kind of thing to expect from Logela Multimedia in Wondrous Stories. It shows some of their incredible digital imagery and projection creations in our other large-scale shows!

Make sure you follow us on social media to be the first to get the latest updates from the Wondrous Stories creation process!

Come and see the show! Centenary Square in Birmingham will be transformed into the stage for Wondrous Stories from the 17 – 20 March 2022. There will be 7 opportunities to see this incredible free performance! 

Created by Motionhouse and produced by Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces (OPUS).

Presented by Birmingham 2022 Festival.

Generously supported by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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