The Fountains of Bellagio are becoming funky. Now, together with Bruno Mars, Bellagio presented a brand new Fountains show to the music of worldwide smash “Uptown Funk,” contributing to the attraction’s assortment of legendary tunes. Mars was the first one to watch the show in a private viewing with buddies.
“I think they should change the name to the ‘Brunagio’!” said Mars after viewing the show. “Never did I think I would write a song and have it be in a location such as this [the Fountains of Bellagio]. I hope it brings joy to people.”
Uptown Funk sparked a worldwide phenomenon inspiring numerous tribute videos, remakes and popular culture references. The video, choreographed by Phil Tayag of Las Vegas’ resident show Jabbawockeez, gained several billion sights online which makes it the eighth most-seen YouTube video of-time.
Randy Morton, President and COO of Bellagio, said, “Uptown Funk has quickly become one of the most popular and beloved songs in the world, an instant classic. Uniting it with our beautiful and iconic dancing Fountains forms a phenomenal partnership that I’m confident will delight guests from around the globe.”
The mega hit is the newest show choreographed by WET, the original Fountain creators. WET Executive Designer & Director of Choreography Peter Kopik carefully choreographed the lively show investing nearly a month in front of the Fountains making certain that every beat was met using the perfect spray, gyre or swirl water. The fast-paced song is accompanied by pulsing lights and dramatic cannons that shoot 460 ft in to the air.
Kopik said, “It was exciting to have this opportunity to create such upbeat choreography. Capturing the energy of Uptown Funk was challenging but we are very pleased with the outcome. We believe the world will experience the energy through the visual interpretation in the show as well as the ability of the Fountains of Bellagio to showcase such a vast range of genres.”
The Fountains of Bellagio is complimentary with daily performances that rotate more than 30 songs. The schedule is:
Every 30 minutes:
? Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
? Saturday and holidays, noon – 8 p.m.
? Sunday, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Every 15 minutes:
? Daily, 8 p.m. – midnight
? Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.