COSMIC LASER CONCERT
Planetarium in Rio de Janeiro
lights of the Planetarium are turned off, the young assistance,
eager for the visual promised by the Cosmic Laser Concert,
is taken by an undisguised excitement. For a few seconds,
little cries, howlings and jokes preceed the show. The adequate
atmosphere is created. For half and hour the public is faced
with a frenetic ball of circles, clouds, sprinkles, etc.,
brought to life by a sophisticated laser equipment.
from the promoters says: the show is "alive", that is, the
effects are produced during the show by an american operator,
following the suggestions of a "sound-track" that ranges
from Pink Floyd to the Blue Danubio Waltz. Dex Gocha, the
operator, take turns with the Brazilian Soraya Bittencourt.
He is also the director of the show and commands it according
to the public's will who applaudes when they want bis. No
doubt there is a certain confusion, eventhough, during most
of the allucination, everybody, curiously, demonstrate an
Laser Concer is a show specially made for planetarium spaces.
The promoter of the show, the Venezuelan Willy Feliu, explains
that the dome of these spaces allow for a depht illusion
that a "square" space would not comprise. A show similar
to the one in Rio - and shall, in a few months reach São
Paulo - is being exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Washington
and London Planetariums. Without further intent, the Cosmic
Laser Concert is worth even for its expressed inutility,
what in the end, places us in front of the pure and uninsterested
pleasure of just watching.