THE COLOR COLLECTIVE
The Color Collective is a bespoke concept produced for Norwegian cruise company, Color Line, that has introduced an elite new generation of entertainment to the cruising industry, with contemporary and commercial dance styles paired with immersive technology.
In order to transform the Show Lounge, in partnership with Belinda King Creative Productions we installed custom designed LED walls and modules – that will be further enhanced with the installation of an LED proscenium in January 2019.
Updating the theatre has allowed us to create modern productions that feature interactive scenes, creating a truly immersive experience for our audience.
Departing from traditional cruise entertainment, our creative team featured So You Think You Can Dance? winner Vasya Kozar on the creation of a modern musical – Believer – as well as our ‘concert at sea’ Atlantic Crossing, directed by Denis Stulnikov.
Each of the casts feature four lead vocalists who perform two weeks onboard, followed by two weeks break at home – and eight contemporary/commercial dancers who perform two months onboard, followed by a break at home.
Excellent terms and conditions have allowed us to gain access to the industry’s elite talent. Cast members benefit from full access to the ship with guest entertainer status, each with their own private cabin, no duties, drills or In Port Manning.
Once we had completed a full demographic assessment, we began our creative process that developed into a Creative Workshop – whereby concepts were trialed and the formation of choreography began.
This process allowed quick development of costume designs and media content for LED media and projection mapping, ensuring we stayed ahead of our timeline.
Once the designs, media content and musical arrangements were complete, our casts undertook their rehearsal process – with two casts rehearsing simultaneously.
The process culminated in a two part install process, beginning with the technical installation whilst the ship was still in full operation – followed by the creative install with our casts.
The Color Collective will continue to debut two new productions each September. Stay tuned for announcements on this year’s exciting creative partnerships, including a special guest choreographer joining us from Los Angeles…