Tonight: The Eighties

  • Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, Kuwait, 2018

Tonight: The Eighties is a celebration of Kuwaiti Television and popular culture from a formative time in its history.

Kuwait was at the forefront of Arabic and middle eastern television production in the 1980s. Now the generation who grew up with this influence are producing current Kuwaiti culture and this show celebrates a time when both television and life were more straightforward. The musical and visual concept is an original in-house production by the Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, at the forefront of the thriving Kuwaiti cultural district. Mesmer have collaborated as part of the wider creative team to realise this production. It’s sell-out success in May 2018 has resulted in re-mount of the show in October 2018 and a tour in 2019.

An ambitious use of multiple flown LED screens and projection is integrated into the live orchestral and choral performance. Mesmer developed the concept with UK and Kuwaiti creative teams and suppliers using Disguise media servers, 3D transparent and solid LED screens (which could all fly independently) and three full stage projection screens.