“The legend Ben Hur seems monumental live ISS experience in the DOME the Roman Ben Hur” was a world success, which movie won 11 Oscars. With BEN HUR LIVE the legend comes back now as a spectacular live experience. The unprecedented staging of the German production company ART CONCERTS will premiere in London on September 15, 2009 and on the 7th and October 8, 2009 in the ISS DOME Dusseldorf, beginning each at 20:30. Staged by means of cutting edge technology and high artistic level, makes BEN HUR LIVE immerse the viewer into a story, which plays 2,000 years ago. Highlight will be the legendary chariot race where, five Quadriga carriages provide a fast-paced head-to-head. The action is accompanied by a poignant, symphonic soundtrack penned by Hollywood star composer Klaus Badelt.
The presale has already started. I’m very excited about this event. A chariot race in our ISS DOME idea is stunning. In addition the first-class cast of crew and the elaborate technology. This is pure entertainment. Exactly what we want to offer our audience,”Manfred Kirschstein, Manager of DusseldorfCongress and head of the ISS DOME. A top-class creative team behind the project: in addition to Klaus Badelt (including Pirates of the Caribbean”), other well-known artists such as Mark Fisher are involved, the already the wall”designed Pink Floyd tour and most recently the design for the Olympic ceremonies in Beijing. Staged is BEN HUR LIVE by Director Philip WM.
McKinley (among other things The boy from Oz”), the renowned British author Shaun McKenna (Lord of the rings” in the London West end) wrote the book. The building in a 360 -Rund allows the viewer an unusual proximity to the events in the Centre of the 2,500 square foot arena. Never so elaborate special effects were used in an indoor live show: daredevil stunts and impressive water, fire, wind, fragrances, sound effects and large-scale projections on a wall of water make the staging of an experience, that all senses of the spectator appealing. Approximately 400 performers and 100 animals, from horses and donkeys on camels to down to free-flying birds of prey, carrying the flair of an ancient arena in the most modern event halls in Europe.