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Recognized by Guinness World Records as the television show with the largest audience in the world, the CCTV Spring Festival Gala is the number one programme to watch during the Chinese New Year. Add to this a massive amount of flame-retardant stretch fabrics by ShowTex and you end up with a spectacular show full of special effects.
During the gala, a giant scaffolding structure was fully covered in StretchTulle, transforming it into a majestic projection surface that could not be missed. The extra-wide elastic mesh offered the perfect combination of transparency and opacity while covering a staggering area of over 1000 square metres!
As soon as the projectors switched on, the see-through scrim turned into a high-quality screen, displaying the most amazing video-mapping effects. In no time, the immense structure transformed from one festive scene to the other, setting the perfect mood for the Chinese New Year celebrations.
But the fabric-wrapped structure was more than just a projection screen. All over the scaffolding, performers were hiding behind the scrim, in boxes finished with black Molton drapes. As soon as the lights inside these boxes went on, the mesh became transparent and revealed the artists to the excited crowd. By playing with light and projections, the black fabric changed into fictive windows in the building and offered the pop-up dancers a unique stage. A scenographer's dream!