Circle of Light Festival: Projection Mapping and Fireworks
The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is an annual event at which lighting designers and audiovisual artists from various countries reinvent the architecture of Moscow. For a few days, fascinating building projections colour the streets, and multimedia shows utilizing light, flame, lasers and fireworks delight viewers. Admission to all festival venues is free.
The festival is accompanied by an educational programme, including workshops and presentations by international light designers and artists. These educational events are also free but require pre-registration.
Projection Mapping on Theatres
Teatralnaya Square is the most central location of the festival. Every night of the festival you’ll be able to see Projection Mapping Shows here. The façades of three theaters: The Bolshoi Theatre, Maly Theatre and RAMT (Russian Academic Youth Theatre) and two more projection surfaces placed between them will work as screens for light shows.
Schedule: September 20 – 24, 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm – Projection Mapping Shows.
Location: Teatralnaya Square, Teatralnaya or Okhotny Ryad metro stations.
Projection Mapping on Museums
The two other architectural landmarks that will act as projection mapping screens are the Museum of the Great Patriotic War (September 20-24, 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm – Projection Mapping Shows), and the Polytechnic Museum (September 20-24, 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm – Projection Mapping Shows).
Locations: Museum of the Great Patriotic War: 3 Ploshad Pobedy, Park Pobedy metro station.
Polytechnic Museum: 3/4 Novaya Ploshad, Kitay Gorod or Lubyanka metro stations.
Light, Water, Music and Fireworks
Grebnoy Channel is the main place to watch fireworks during the festival. The show will be presented on a water stage. A special structure will be installed above the channel, which will work as a bridge between the two shores and at the same time be used as a projection surface and platform for light and fire effects. A grand firework display will complete this music & light show.
Schedule: September 20, 8:30 pm – Seven Notes multimedia light show
September 21 and 22, 7:45 pm – Seven Notes multimedia light show
September 24, 8:30 pm – The Unity Code Closing show
Location: Grebnoy Kanal, walk from Krylatskoye metro station (see the map).
Light installations will be set up at the Kolomenskoe Museum-Reserve while projection mapping shows will be displayed on the façade. Also there will be a concert by Dmitry Malikov, People Choice’s Artist of Russia, which will be followed by video projections on the façade.
Schedule: September 20–24, 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm – the Wonderland
September 22, 8:00 pm – Music concert by Dmitry Malikov
Location: Kolomenskoe Museum-Reserve, walk from Kolomenskaya metro station (see the map).
Visitors to Ostankino Park will be able to enjoy light and video installations playing within the space of the park and transforming it.
September 20–24, 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm – Light Geometry
Location: Ostankino Park, walk from VDNH metro station (see the map).
More information is available on the festival website in English.