The Rockettes New York Spectacular


Enlighted created a set of illuminated jackets for the legendary Rockettes, in collaboration with their design team.  These jackets are encrusted with black glass crystals and Enlighted smart RGB LED pixels, which are wirelessly synchronized with the music and choreography.

The costumes are featured in a scene about the future of fashion in their live theatrical production "New York Spring Spectacular", which premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York in spring 2015.  The LED jackets also appear in an updated version of the show, "New York Spectacular," premiering in summer 2016.

wireless dmx control

The system uses a custom-designed Enlighted LED driver coupled with a wireless DMX receiver.  Incoming signals are used to trigger cues, and to play pre-recorded lighting patterns from a memory card stored within each jacket.  This approach only requires 4 channels of DMX control per dancer, so we can control 36 independent costumes (plus a large number of spares and swings) within a single DMX universe. This minimization of bandwidth is ideal for applications where other wireless systems will be operating simultaneously.

video

The video below shows two excerpts from the New York Spring Spectacular in 2015.