Laureus World Sports Award 2014

Client: Done and Dusted
Scope: Rigging scenic elements
View at: Laureus Sports Awards 2014
Held in Kuala Lumpur, the Laureus World Sports Awards 2014 were staged at the Istana Budaya, the National Theatre of Malaysia, where a four man rigging crew from Unusual, headed by senior project manager Steve Porter, worked alongside Paddy Hocken from production company Done and Dusted to create a set that would be seen by millions worldwide:

Unusual Rigging supplied winches to track two video screens, plus a variety of specialist rigging components not available in the region to overcome the challenges of suspending scenic elements in the theatre’s existing mechanical flying system

Among the scenic elements were several holographic cubes: 2 x 3m² cubes were flown from the flybars; 1 x 6m² cube was tracked on and off stage.

To overcome the challenge of ensuring the cubes could move quickly and safely, despite a large amount of obstructive rigging and suspended scenery, Unusual devising a system using their own diverters and pulleys in tandem with the venue’s point hoists.

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