Luxor Theater Renovation – Lobby and Cirque Du Soleil / Criss Angel show “Believe” | Las Vegas, NV
At the time of its inception, “Believe” at Luxor Theatre was the most hyped, most talked about, most anticipated, upcoming show on the entire Las Vegas strip. Lighting is an integral part of any big production. The prelude spaces, where the attendees get their first impressions of what they are about to experience, simply could not disappoint, but needed to build anticipation to excite the senses. The production side of the show was completely independent from renovations of the auxiliary spaces. Besides sightings of the stars of the show, the design team had no hints, clues, or interaction with them; nor could the rehearsals be attended to integrate the theme from the show.
Sharp contrasts created by a colorful glow of lighting on and within architectural finishes/materials in the lobby provide the desired mystique of the Criss Angel persona, while the continuous color changes enthuse the dynamic energies of Cirque Du Soleil. Custom made fiber optic chandeliers appear as glowing nests made of interwoven spider webs. These balance the vertical vastness in an otherwise dark, mysterious, space. The lenticular panels surrounding the vertical periphery of the bar and retail are back-lit to accentuate the 3D properties of graphics and simultaneously provide the majority of ambient light for the Sanctuary. Retail and task lighting are there, but in miniature form to melt into the background and not compete with other luminous features in the space.