Culture

THE ONE Grand Show in Berlin Showcases French Couture

THE ONE Grand Show takes audiences on a dream-like journey through time using spectacular effects

September 19th, 2016
Michaela Zackova, Berlin Global
Photo3.jpg

THE ONE Grand Show is a captivating 2.5 hour show in Berlin at the legendary Friedrichstadt-Palast, starting on 22nd September. There will be dancing, singing, acrobatics and special effects comparable to the prestige of the Moulin Rouge and the illusions and tricks of the Cirque de Soleil.

The show is centred around a young man’s dream which is portrayed through several fascinating images. In his dream, as everything around him collapses, he finds the one person who supports him.

During the show, audiences can see over 500 extravagant costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer and former creative director of Hermès.

The spectacular light design was created by Peter Morse, who is an Emmy Award Winner and who has worked for several music stars, such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince.

The magnitude of the show is enormous: more than 100 artists will appear on the stage under a production budget of eleven million euros. It is one of the most splendid, extravagant shows you can see for a very affordable entrance fee.

The show will take place in Friedrichstadt-Palast: an arena whose history is almost as interesting as the show itself. The Friedrichstadt-Palast was first a market hall, later a circus arena, before undergoing an extensive restoration by the artist Hans Poelzig. Now, it is now a popular destination for Berliners and visitors alike to watch amazing dance performances in this distinctive building.

Today, Friedrichstadt-Palast is the largest and most modern show palace in Europe. It is unique due to the shows it organizes, which range from children’s shows, guest performances, festival galas, and much more. It specializes in extravagant, complicated, fantastical shows with hundreds of performers and acrobatic shows.

References:

News from Berlin