ZURICH– October 1st, 2019 – Verity Studios AG, the global leader in autonomous indoor drones,announced today that its drones have embarked on a new tour with one of the world’s best-sellingartists: Céline Dion. In parallel, Verity completed an event in Beijing with Zhang Yimou, whodirected the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
In the much-awaited encore of Dion’s show, the song “My Heart Will Go On,” more than 100 Verity drones rise from the stage, dramatically turning blue and thronging around Dion as the song reaches its crescendo. In the final strains of the song, the drones hover above Céline before descending to the stage one by one. A single drone sinks down towards Dion’s outstretched hands before it lifts away as she raises her arms.
Verity’s Head of Live Events, Federico Augugliaro, said the drones were key in creating a powerfuland uplifting moment to end the concert.
“My Heart Will Go On is Céline Dion’s biggest hit, and show designer Yves Aucoin wanted to create a big visual impact for this song. The drones were integral in providing an immersive, 3D effect, and Céline Dion’s interactions with the drones evoke a strong emotional response from the audience.”
As well as embarking on a new tour with Céline Dion, Verity’s Lucie micro drones appeared at theNational Center of Performing Arts in Beijing this month. Costumed as flying plastic waste, they performed in Season 3 of Apologue 2047, a show created by China Kingway.
Verity CEO and founder Raffaello D’Andrea said this is proof that autonomous indoor drones have cemented their place in the pallet of live events effects.
“Whether on tour, in theaters, or in corporate events, shopping malls and airports, Verity’s autonomous flying machines have become a standard line item for many big-budget productions. By continuing to integrate with the live events ecosystem and getting this technology into the hands of designers, we expect the creative use of what we have developed to increase exponentially.”
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To book tickets to Céline Dion’s Courage world tour, visit https://www.celinedion.com/in-concert/