— in China
— Franco Dragone
“A thrilling celebration of traditional Han culture explored by the most innovative technology.”
The Han show honors the essence of the Han culture, in which international artists present never-seen before dazzling acrobatic performances.
The lantern shaped theater which houses the show has forever changed the landscape of urban Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province. Inspired by the lines of the original “red lanterns”, the theater was designed by the world famous architect Mark Fisher, and his team at Stufish, the studio he founded in 1994.
The imposing building, over 70 meters high and 100 meters in diameter, offers walkers and spectators a real show outside with the ballet of lights illuminating its facade each evening.
The Han Show is Franco Dragon’s most advanced attempt to enchant audiences by combining unprecedented technological innovations and exceptional artistic performances. Giant screens manipulated by gigantic robot arms transform to reveal one thousand and one surprises subjugating the 2000 spectators inside theatre.
— Spotlight on theater
An iconic place
Han Show is hosted in a tailor-made theater with two thousand seats. It was designed by the British architect Mark Fisher. More than 70 meters in height and its characteristic designed red lantern shape, which is a well-known element of Chinese culture, have now made the building an iconic feature in the landscape
of Wuhan. The internal infrastructure, designed by the Architecture & Design teams of Dragone, are also at the top of technological innovation. All these combined elements offer maximal space for human performance: aquatic, aerial and scenic.
Million cubic centimeters of air are consumed every night by divers during two shows.These divers are permanently under water during show to ensure safety, the in and out of artists, as well as those of props.
Variable geometry seats allow audience to experience the most of the Han Show.These seats move during show by using technology unique to the Han Show and its movement allows to change the configuration of interior of theater.
Lifts allow to change from aquatic scene to a dry one.These lifts can move 7.5 meters in 80 seconds and can withstand 250 kg per m².
In tons, is the weight of each robot arm which of 32 meters topped by a giant LED screen of 75 m².Each of these 3 screens immerses the spectators into the universe of the Han Show.
The height of the theater in meters.A cylindrical building built on an area of 86,000 m².
The depth of the pool.It contains more than 10 million liters of water.
Water jets wich can reach up to 16 meters high.These jets allow numerous water effects imitating rain or powerful fountains.
This is the height from which artists can fly down.The acrobatic elements allows them to reach a speed of 6m/s.