Overture – ballet by David Dawson

Dutch National Ballet presented Overture, a world premiere in a choreography by David Dawson, music from Scanner and a set design by Eno Henze.

The set design consists of 16 kinetic light objects, each 5 meters long, which can rotate on two axis and can move up and down. These 48 axis of movement were controlled and synchronized from the Coolux media server.

For this ballet piece Pieter Huijgen engineered the light objects in co-operation with the special effects department at Dutch National Opera & Ballet and developed the software interface which translates the programmed values from the Coolux Pandoras Box to actual movement of DMX controlled motors.