Wow, Tomorrowland 2017 kicks off in about a month from now so the excitement is building fast. While we already know this year’s theme is Amicorum Spectaculum and all of the vintage carnival fare that comes with it, we are now getting the full backstory and some tantalizing details about this year’s event. The Tomorrowland 2017 trailer gives us a peak into the story and the design of the year’s event, so we analyzed it to see what we could find.
The story concerns a group of the world’s greatest entertainers, Triboulet, Ekatarina, Ernesto, and Raya. These famous entertainers come together to create the Amicorum Spectaculum in the form of a carnival. Each year Tomorrowland’s mainstage LED screen is graced my the face of some mystical character, but this year we may see 4 faces.
Alternatively, the trailer lends itself to the idea that this year the smaller stages may be themed around these other characters. Above you see a design that lends itself to a stage and below you can see what appears to be the characters along with the overall design for their stages.
The trailer also has given away the name of the Mainstage, the Theatre of Unity. We think the design is previewed below, with a large throne or carnival tent with 2 wagons flanking its sides. This fits in perfectly with the traveling carnival theme.
Will Tomorrowland 2017 feature an entirely new set of stages? The possibilities are thrilling and we can’t wait to learn more.
Information from the ticket box about the character
Following her discovery in a remote village in Northern Ossetia, Ekaterina was raised and trained by the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to be a prima ballerina and one of the best dancers of her time. After years of practicing and winning prizes all around the world, she is thrilled to participate in and demonstrate her unique combination of technique and artistry at the famous Amicorum Spectaculum, just like her mentor did 37 years ago.
Grandson of Giacomo the “king of jesters and jester of kings” a famous court entertainer. He learned the rules and rituals of his vocation from all who have gone before, from generation to generation. He has met street artists, troubadours and other colourful performers from all corners of the Earth, who have inspired him to become the best jester of all. After 37 years, the Amicorum Spectaculum will finally gather again, and Triboulet is counting the days until he can show the world his magic.
As a teenager and student at the Academy of Arts in Firenze, Ernesto got caught in the fire that left him permanently blind. As a result of his disability, he developed a unique sense of hearing and way to experience and create music. People say that Ernstein’s compositions are melodious paintings. No one else could be a better conductor for Amicorum Spectaculum than him. He will proudly bring his magical compositions to the event and paint the sky with melodies.
Since she was a child, Raya has travelled throughout Europe and Asia in a caravan with her aunt Zaza who, little by little, taught Raya the ancient art of fortune telling. By combining this with skills and routines she picked up from faraway cultures, Raya’s method of fortune telling is closer to the practice of magic than to predicting the future. Just like her aunt 37 years ago, Raya is now travelling to join the Amicorum Spectaculum, to inspire the world with her enchantments.