Block Editor – VEVEY PROECT

La Fête des Vignerons — an “intangible cultural heritage” (as recognized by UNESCO)

Once a generation since 1797 on the ‘Place du Marché’ in Vevey. Most recent: 1955, 1977, 1999, & 2019

Complete history on the site of the Confrérie des Vignerons.

. . . a 20,000 seat stadium constructed for
20 performances. 5500 voluntary ‘figurants’
for whom the costume budget is CHF12m
Total budget just over CHF 100m, about double that of 1999. It is known that the project has ended with a serious financial deficit, but let’s not lose track of the magnificent accomplishments of this gigantic undertaking; and to the incredible heart & soul investment of thousands of unpaid actors, musicians, choristers, and other volunteers.

Photo: © luca-carmagnola/Fête-des-Vignerons

Photo: © Samuel-Rubio/Fête-des-Vignerons

 


Rise and fall of the Vevey arena  —  a documentary in motion

Technology, construction, installation, and dis-assembly October 2018 to end of 2019. Join in the development of our documentary.   Posts here.

Dedicated technology pages

Tech 1. sound & video
Tech 2. main LED stage ramp
Tech 3. raising stairways
Tech 4. overhead cables

Behind-the-scenes 1:30 scale model construction

Model 1. ramp  (completed)
Model 2. raising stairway  (construction progress).


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Our first video assembly is of the ambiance in Vevey, around the arena, during Thurgovie and Appenzeler days. It serves also as a teaser for some of the arena’s technical aspects which are forming the major focus of the developing documentary.

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After the show is over [aug2019], the whole arena must be dismantled before mid-October to allow the circus to come again (exception is the wooden construction over the lake and the removal of the 260 wooden piles which support it). Here, taking down of one of the eight 30 meter high sound masts.

Video below ends in December – the wooden structure and its platform over the lake is disappearing steadily, revealing the wooden piles which were removed as planned before the year end.

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One aid to our documentary video is a fully working 1:30 scale model of the arena ramp – a true “rise and fall” element of the arena main stage. Here is a first integration of the model: view from the south end of the LED floor.


Technology: SOUND/VIDEOmain RAMPSTAIRWAYSoverhead CABLES
Models: main RAMP, STAIRWAY
Project: homePosts: vevey arena


Interim video segments: First is of the ambiance in Vevey, around the arena, during Thurgovie and Appenzeler days. It serves also as a teaser for some of the arena’s technical aspects which are forming the major focus of the developing documentary. After the show is over [aug2019], the whole arena must be dismantled before mid-October to allow the circus to come again (exception is the wooden construction over the lake and the removal of the 260 wooden piles which support it). Our second video shows taking down of one of the eight 30 meter high sound masts. The third video follows removal of the lake piles.

Our central stage ramp model gets integrated into an otherwise “live” video of the arena – 4th panel above. The 5th panel shows these integration techniques from different angles including very low ones – and set into “cool jazz” ambiance. Panel no.6 is the last one here, created prior to beginning our stairway model which is not yet terminated. It was the start of the “beneath the surface” concept which can only be realized with either computer-aided graphics (which is not within our competence) or careful photography inside and around a model.

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