The audience of up to 1,183 people are seated around a stage measuring 1,400 m2, which is subdivided into three sections. In the centre of the stage is a 14 metre-wide water tank with an 8 metre-wide pool plug which can be lowered by up to 5.5 metres. The acrobats can even dive into this pool from a height of 15 metres without putting themselves at risk. The stage has been designed so that the water can flood the areas separately, and the entire performance pool can be filled within 45 seconds and emptied in only 20 seconds.
In this way, the pool can be used together with the adjacent central stage as a wet or dry area.
To ensure the safety of the stage and to offer the operators a maximum of flexibility, the entire stage is integrated into the C⋅A⋅T control. Waagner Biro Stage Systems also supplied the entire upper stage machinery, including acrobatic winches, heavy-duty winches and chain hoists.
One of the special features in the upper machinery are the acrobatic winches and motorized tensions sheaves. Acrobatic winches allow a performer or scenic piece a three-dimensional flight through the room by connecting multiple acrobatic winch lines to a single connection point where the acrobat and hanger are attached. Each acrobatic winch has its own synchronized motorized tension sheave, removing the need for weights by creating constant pressure on the performer flying line and reducing slack in the line.
All performer flights are programmed using C⋅A⋅T Profile Editor and the C⋅A⋅T control system to ensure the safety of the performers and exact repeatability of flights. C⋅A⋅T Profile Editor allows the programmer to program, see, and test the flight path in a virtual space before the performer ever gets attached. Once the flight is to the programmer´s liking, it is sent over the C⋅A⋅T control system to be tested in real life.
The C⋅A⋅T control system monitors, regulates, and synchronizes all motors during very complex and fast moving flights while providing a multi-level warning and safety system. The system monitoring creates a safe stop in case of an emergency and prevents the movement of other machines if one of the connected machines has an issue ensuring a safe flight.