Arts festival uses projectors to transform fountain into dancing ballerina


A 20m high ballerina projected onto a water fountain will dance at Oriental Bay in Wellington, New Zealand until March 3.

The ballerina, dancing Swan Lake’s The Dying Swan, is part of an artwork named Swans created for The Performance Arcade, a festival of live art and music presented by New Zealand electricity company Trustpower. 

It was created by local video artist Jeremy Brick who worked with Royal NZ Ballet dancers Abigail Boyle and Sara Garbowski. The fountain was altered so its water jet could be used as a projection screen.