Press release

Christie and Wincomn revive the glory of Song Dynasty in Hangzhou Park

BEIJING – (October 25, 2012) – Christie® and its Chinese partner, Wincomn Technology, revived the glory of the Song Dynasty in ancient China through the superb projection of multimedia contents for the performance of Romance of Song Dynasty at the Grand Theater of Hangzhou Park.

Hangzhou Park is a dedicated theme park in eastern China. Its Grand Theater houses live stage performances such as “Romance of Song Dynasty,” which brings historical stories to life in spectacular choreographed dance. The performance inspires audiences with high-tech multimedia effects to create a dream-like fairyland. The artistic presentation of “Romance of Song Dynasty” won the National Five-one Projects Award and the Lotus Award, the most acclaimed national award for dance performance in China. Six 20,000 ANSI lumen Christie Roadster S+20K 3-chip DLP® projectors display three scenes on the grand drape, the artificial rock mountain on both sides of the stage and the center stage. A seventh Christie Roadster S+20K is used in the Water Park for the water show.

“Hangzhou Park has deployed seven Christie projectors in our Grand Theater and Water Park,” said Dawei Cao, project manager, Wincomn Technology. “We used to rely on LED for similar projection. Our choice of Christie projectors for the multimedia contents proves to be rewarding as it enhances the artistic presentation of the live performance by adding an element of dynamism to the static props as well as the moving dancers on the stage.”

“It’s been fruitful to work with Hangzhou Park and Christie to put the story of Song Dynasty on stage. As the show commences, the position, area and distance of the projection vary from time to time with many changes in the multimedia contents. These challenges form the basis of projector selection for Hangzhou Park,” observed Yingjun Yang, Deputy General Manager, Wincomn Technology. “We have worked closely with Christie for more than four years on some of the largest projection in China including the Qingming Shanghe Tu, an animated art scroll depicting the river life in the Song Dynasty during the Expo event in Shanghai in 2010. With our confidence in Christie projectors, we know the Christie Roadster S+20K will rise to the challenges with its 4.1-6.9:1 zoom lens, enabling it to zoom in swiftly and flexibly. We also overcame tedious image transition with the help of a professional media server and light control panel.”

“It takes great perseverance for the Hangzhou Park to revive the glory of Song Dynasty. From costume, prop, choreography to projection, every detail counts towards the success of the performance. We are indeed honored to be selected as a visual display partner in this project to depict the ancient China in Song Dynasty,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. "Christie prides itself as a market leader in the visual display solutions market by developing and introducing projectors of excellent performance, high reliability and flexibility. We further address the market needs by working closely with our partners and the end-users to customize a solution best suited for their applications. For Hangzhou Park, we are pleased that Christie Roadster S+20K projectors far exceed the expectation of Wincomn Technology, Hangzhou Park and, most importantly, the audiences.”

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Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With the acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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