WATCHED BY OVER 9 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
26 – 28 APRIL 2019 ARENA ARMEEC SOFIA
11:00, 15:00 h
Dinosaurs will once again roam international soil when the globally-acclaimed production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, will visit Bulgaria in 2019!
Watched by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, will open its new World Tour in Newcastle, UK on 20 July 2018 and then will embark on an international tour, taking over arenas across Europe. The $20 million production features new, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world.
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is brought to the world by Global Creatures.
This updated production will showcase spectacular and colorful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS-THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is produced by Global Creatures headed by Carmen Pavlovic.
Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is embarking on an international tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.”
The one-hour, 40-minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.
9 species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 11 metres tall and 17 metres from nose to tail.
It took a team of 50 - including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists, painters, and animatronic experts - a year to build the production.
The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire - all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The show originated in Australia, where after years of planning, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE ARENA SPECTACULAR came to life at Sydney’s Acer Arena in January 2007. Soon after this successful season, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE ARENA SPECTACULAR went on to conquer North America, Europe and Asia garnering record-breaking audiences.
Luckily, the WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR will visit Sofia! The spectacle will come in Bulgaria for the first time and will fascinate the audience with 4 shows in 3 sequal days – 26th , 27th and 28th April 2018 in Arena Armeec, Sofia.
18 Dinosaurs in all
9 Separate Species Represented
9 LARGE DINOSAURS
Plateosaurus 3m tall x 9.5m long
Stegosaurus 5.5m tall x 11m long
Allosaurus 4.5m tall x 13m long
Brachiosaurus (2) adult 11m tall x 17m long and young 9m tall x 15m long
Ankylosaurus 3.5m tall x 10m long
Torosaurus (2) 4m tall x 9m long Tyrannosaurus rex 7m tall x 13m long
4 SUIT DINOSAURS
2 Utahraptors 2.5m tall x 4m long & 5 Baby Plateosaurus
1 Baby T-rex 2m tall x 4m long
1 Liliensternus 2m tall x 5m long
EACH LARGE DINOSAUR CONTAINS: (BASED UPON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TOROSAUR)
132m of hydraulic hose 1000 metres of cabling in each body
295 square metres of fabric 24 microprocessors control movement along with
132 cubic metres of foam 15 hydraulic rams and 6 hydraulic motors each
200 litres of paint 7 kilowatts of power from 12
EACH LARGE DINOSAUR:
Weighs 1500 kilograms a piece (standard family car) Runs on 6 roller blade wheels
TO OPERATE ONE DINOSAUR, IT TAKES:
A Team of 3 people
1 Driver, 2 Voodoo Puppeteers -
One operates head and tail gross motion,
One in charge of minor movements: mouth, blinking and roars
21 - 14.5m trailers
52 cast and crew including performers, voodoo operators, puppeteers, dinosaur drivers, maintenance staff
(for the dinosaurs), carpenters, riggers and multiple engineers, lighting, video and sound personnel
ORIGINAL BBC TELEVISION SERIES
Seen in over 200 countries by over 700 million people. At its time, series was the most watched documentary on United States cable television.
Over 2.5 million DVDs sold worldwide.