World famous Cirque du Soleil uses MasterTug for a greater performance
An electric tug from MasterMover is enabling Cirque du Soleil in China to safely and efficiently move 20,000 kg of scenery equipment across the stage in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Hangzhou.
Cirque du Soleil is one of the largest theatrical producers in the world. Their spectacular performances have been seen in more than 40 countries and have reached an audience of nearly 90 million.
The new Chinese venue has been built to host nearly 1,500 spectators and will be the home of the circus company’s first resident show.
The theatre company were looking for a solution that would allow the flexibility of having one piece of equipment that could move various sized scenery whilst being able to blend into the background during the performance.
As part of the evaluation by MasterMover’s Asia team, a MT2000+ was selected to be most suitable for the theatre having the power to move scenery and acrobatic equipment to and from the main stage during the performances that can weigh up to 20,000 kg.
Renee Ooi of MasterMover, said: “The MT2000+ is the perfect choice to move scenery at the theatre in different weights and sizes.
“With a bespoke black shade enabling it to match the background of the set, and the AC motor ensuring virtually no noise is heard as the movements are made during the performance.”
The MT2000+ is designed to allow a single pedestrian operator to easily and safely push, pull and steer wheeled loads up to 20,000 kg.
The tug gives the operator complete control of the loads with an automatic braking system that stops machine and load if the operator releases the controls making it safer.