Keep Dancing – UK Tour, August 2016 ->
I was asked by Intelligent Lighting Services if I would be interested in doing the design for a new dance show that was to tour the UK, for one of their clients, which I was more than happy to do!
We moved away from their ‘standard’ kind of rig for theatre shows, and I made more of a feature of some of the lighting by using side ladders hung from the LX 1/2 bars, and then also some drop bars for the LX3 bar upstage – which was ultimately hung just in front of an LED Starcloth. This had a good benefit as it effectively hid all of the lighting and drop bars, making it invisible – and thus I was able to introduce fixtures into the show at different points, with the sunstrips not making an appearance until just before the interval!
There was a LOT of equipment being used on the show, so I still had to design a system that would achieve the looks I wanted – but could still be rigged in a day, ready for a show that evening. I also would not be the Head LX touring the show and relighting it, so I had to make sure that everything was programmed in such a way that weekly updates of palettes wouldn’t take forever!
After the final design being set, and actually helping prep the whole show in 3 days – it was time to make it all work! Luckily it did, and I was very happy with the look of the show, as were the production company. All presets were photographed, and compiled into a document for the technician who would ultimately be touring the show.
24x ILS LED Spot 330
12x ILS 3Pix LED Wash
4x ILS 19Pix LED Wash
4x Lanta Aurora LED Batten
10x Sunstrip Active
1x Unique 2.1 Hazer w/Fan
Venue Supplied FOH Wash (3 colour)
GrandMA2 OnPC system w/Command Wing
GrandMA2 2 Port Node