Helping the Las Vegas Bellagio stun onlookers

Panasonic achieved one of the world’s largest-ever water screen projections in providing special support for a Kabuki performance at the Bellagio Hotel, owned by MGM Resorts International.

Produced by Shochiku Co, Ltd. and titled “Panasonic Presents Kabuki Spectacle at Fountains of Bellagio: Koi-Tsukami” (Fight with a Carp), the event used sixteen Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors (brightness: 20,000 lumens) to break previous records for water screen projections. The Panasonic projectors infused the Bellagio Hotel’s fountains with gigantic projections reaching a maximum of 18 meters (59 feet) in height and about 300 meters (984 feet) in width – almost the size of three U.S. pro football fields.

Panasonic stuns onlookers at the Las Vegas Bellagio
Kabuki is a classical Japanese performance, known for the stylisation of its drama.
Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 compact large venue projector

"This incredible digital art performance combined with an unconventional setting – the surface of a man-made lake – demonstrates how AV projection can push the boundaries of entertainment. Working with partners like Shochiku and teamLab in this project allows Panasonic to demonstrate new kinds of high-impact visual solutions for our B-to-B customers that will keep their audiences coming back. And it allows us to highlight the key features of our compact, lightweight and high-performance projectors.”

Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman & CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America.

Panasonic stuns onlookers at the Las Vegas Bellagio
The gigantic projections reached 18 metres in height.

Along with Panasonic and Shochiku, a key collaborator was teamLab, which is esteemed worldwide for its digital tech artwork. In grand Vegas style, the event made accessible to a Las Vegas audience a traditional Japanese art form with a rich history spanning more than 400 years. Panasonic Presents Kabuki Spectacle at Fountains of Bellagio was the first in a series of projects to create a new entertainment form with elements of Kabuki.

What was the technology used?
Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 compact large venue projector

PT-DZ21K2 - Compact Large Venue Projector

  • 20.000lm of brightness with a contrast ratio of 10.000:1 from an extraordinarily compact body
  • Real motion processor combines frame-creation and 120 Hz processing for fluid motion reproduction
  • Providing a variety of advanced features, such as 3D projection capability, DIGITAL LINK connectivity, portrait mode capability, Geometric Adjustment and multi-screen projection