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BBC Fashion Week Live gets Energised by Heath

12th May 1999

After their success at the Clothes Show Live, Big Chief Productions were called in to supply the Energise stage show at the recent BBC Fashion Week Live, held at Wembley Conference Centre.

Keeping the same successful team together, Big Chief called in Luton based Heath Productions to provide the staging, lighting, and sound equipment for the show. Providing a hard hitting, fast moving presentation of sport, street and casual wear, the stage proved to be one the main focal points of the show with its innovative and exciting choreography.

Lighting Designer for the stage was Dave Ross who used a variety of fixtures in his design. Intelligent lighting came from Starlite Mk.5's, along with Clay Paky Stage Colors and Golden Scan HPE's. These were all intermingled with a smattering of PAR lanterns, of which some were equipped with Chroma-Q colour changers. Lighting control came from a Jands Echelon console with Jands HP dimmers.

Sound Design was by Alex Limburg who used a ground speaker system of Turbosound Floodlight and Sub Bass, with a flown set of Nexo PS15 cabinets. Control came from a Soundcraft K3 console with QSC amplifiers and Turbosound LMS 700 processing units.

The stage area was constructed primarily from Steeldeck units in a design formulated jointly between Big Chief and Heath Productions. The design featured a series of cubicles on the back wall allowing a variety of stage entrance positions for the models and giving the show a lot more depth. Protruding from the top row of cubicles were lengths of steel bar, which allowed the models to do a variety of acrobatic style moves enhancing the presentation still further.

In all, the show certainly lived up to its Energise name with a crisp soundtrack, busy, yet fully defined lighting, and frenetic choreography, the show oozed boundless energy throughout.