Explore the uncharted territory in the Magical Journey as the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, Dive into the Underworld to Defend the Sun against the Forces of Chaos, Bringing Light again upon Ancient Egypt, Presented by the Auspices of Egyptian Council for Tourism Affairs
This exhibition celebrate the 100th anniversary of archeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb of the legendary “boy king” in November 1922.
Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light uses stunning jaw-dropping visuals story of the Amduat, served an important pieces ancient Egyptian funerary text, thought to be the oldest known illustrated story, that was depicted on the tombs of pharaohs. State-of-the-art video projection mapping and ground-breaking animation bring to life the story of King Tut’s passage into the afterlife as he escorts the sun through the underworld each night to rise again victoriously each morning. Mexico City-based Campany, Cocolab responsible for animation, integrating breathtaking images acquired by UEG and IFFDA through their 30-year history of presenting spectacular touring exhibitions including those honoring King Tut and ancient Egyptian civilization.
Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light is confirmed for six cities across America in 2022, with more to be announced soon:
- Denver | Beginning July 22
- Toronto | Beginning August 12
- Los Angeles | Beginning August 19
- Dallas | Beginning September 23
- Phoenix | Beginning September 30
- Chicago | Beginning October 14
Tickets start at $29.99, will go on sale on Friday, June 17 (Saturday, June 18 in Dallas) at 10 a.m. local time and are available at immersive-kingtut.com Ticket buyers can save 20% on VIP and premium tickets during the pre-sale beginning June 16, and initial on-sale period, subject to availability.
The new exhibit is presented under the auspices of the Egyptian Council for Tourism Affairs. “Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light highlights one of the most important elements of ancient Egyptian civilization, which is the journey of the deceased during the 12 hours of the night undertaken by the most famous kings of ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun” said Doctor Hazem Attiatalla, Egyptian Council for Tourism Affairs.
“For the first time we’re moving beyond the men and women who have created some of the world’s most prized treasures into a world where the world’s most prized treasures were created to honor one man,” said Svetlana Dvoretsky, producer of Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light. “Visitors to our Lighthouse ArtSpace venues will virtually move from room to room, experiencing ancient Egypt in a mesmerizing way that’s befit for a king,” added Producer Corey Ross.
Lighthouse Immersive is partnering with United Exhibits Group (UEG) and International Foundation for Fine and Decorative Arts (IFFDA) to bring this exhibition to its venues across North America.
“The foundational story and concept for Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light came from the very significant and popular ancient Egypt exhibition, Quest for Immortality, that premiered at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and then toured internationally for 15 years,” said UEG founder Teit Ritzau. “The Quest for Immortality exhibition told the ancient Egyptian story of the Amduat as it was preserved in the tombs of the pharaohs of New Kingdom Egypt based on the exhibition’s concept, developed by the world leading Egyptological expert Dr. Erik Hornung.”
“For the Immersive show, the team preparing Immersive King Tut have adapted and built on the concept of Quest for Immortality,” added Dr. Carolyn Routledge, Director, UEG ADM. “In doing so they are creating the first dramatic telling of one of the most important elements of ancient Egyptian culture and specifically for the young Tutankhamun: his voyage from the tomb to the underworld to join the exciting and perilous journey of the sun god in his boat through the 12 hours of the night to ensure the successful rising of the sun to this world in the morning and at the same time the rebirth of Tutankhamun in the afterlife.”
Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light was designed by the acclaimed creative team at Cocolab in Mexico City. The project is headed by César Moheno-Pla, with original music composed by Edi Kistler and Renata Galindo for Art direction.
“Audiences will experience a much more cinematic experience than other immersive shows,” said Moheno-Pla. “We’ve developed ground-breaking animation techniques that will give the feeling of a true immersive experience; visitors will feel like they’re walking the halls and exploring the tombs of ancient Egypt.
“Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light also features a strong narrative that goes beyond simply showcasing the grandeur of ancient Egypt. The story will help guests journey with King Tutankhamun as he faces nightly battles in the afterlife to emerge triumphant when morning comes,” Moheno added.
“Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light will amaze the lovers of ancient Egyptian civilization,” added Dr. Attiatalla. “On behalf of the Egyptian tourism industry, we have given our full support to this show to not only highlight the magnificence of ancient Egypt, but to attract more tourist traffic to Egypt.”
SOURCE Lighthouse Immersive