© Courtesy of Wanda Group
© Courtesy of Wanda Group
© Courtesy of Wanda Group

Xishuangbanna International Resort, The Dai Show Theatre

Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

The Dai Show Theatre marks a new era of entertainment in the Yunnan province.  Located at the Xishuangbanna International Resort in China and housing a water acrobatics show, the theatre is a highly sophisticated venue that sets a new level of artistic and technical achievement to excite audiences from all over the world.  The Xishuangbanna International Resort was developed by Wanda Group.

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander completed theatre and audio-video consulting work on the 1,183-seat Dai Show Theatre in collaboration with production designers and entertainment architects Stufish, who also designed the building, and show producer Franco Dragone.

A proprietary computer-controlled, video projection system designed by Auerbach Pollock Friedlander adds to the excitement of the performance.  The video imaging follows performers throughout the venue using several movable tracking video projectors, while projecting and overlaying images on multiple surfaces and re-projecting live images from the show onto surrounding surfaces.  Advanced audio systems also allow complex mixing and routing of live sound and sound effects throughout the auditorium.

The theatre is part of a larger Wanda Group resort development covering 16-square-kilometers with a theme amusement park, a tropical adventure park, upscale hotels, a commercial center, a 3A-rated hospital and a new tourism town.

Architect: Stufish
Acoustics: Jaffe Holden Acoustics
Size: 19,500m²
Cost: $320,000,000
Completion: 2015