Resolution X is proud to announce a production partnership with Chunky Move for their latest ambitious piece An Act of Now for the Melbourne International Arts Festival. An Act of Now is the first show choreographed by the company’s new artistic director Anouk Van Dijk with lighting Design by Niklas Pajanti. Keeping with the Chunky Move’s commitment to challenging the norm this show is being staged inside a glass house at the Myer Music Bowl with the audience all wearing wireless headphones and seated onstage looking out towards the amphitheatre.
Given the unique staging of this show Niklas had some challenges to overcome but as anyone who has seen the show will attest he managed to produce some stunning results. Niklas decided to employ six Clay Paky Alpha 1500 Profiles and six Studio Due City Color 2600s. While the Alpha 1500s shutters were utilized to frame shots into the Glass house as well as project light up the hill and the City Colors to back light the glass house as well and grassy hill of the amphitheatre which the audience files down at the start of the show.
Much of the show was lit from inside the glass house employing many different sources and their diverse colour temperatures including a Metal Halide and high-pressure sodium ‘grow lights’, 1500 watt QIs, 8 way Molefay blinders and Martin Atomic 3000 strobes from ResX plus dimmable cool-white LED strips mounted in the floor.
ResX’s new ETC Ion 2000 and 2 x 10 fader wing console operated by Johnboy Davidson for the show. Chunky Move also utilised two new Martin Magnum 1800 Smoke machines to duct smoke into the glass house and ResX’s latest addition the battery powered Look Solution Tiny Power Fogger.
Pictures thanks to Jeff Busby