The Peter Schaufuss Ballet's latest production, "Michael - I'm Bad," is a dance biography set to the original music of Michael Jackson that highlights the notable moments in the singer's life.HOLSTEBRO, DENMARK--The Peter Schaufuss Ballet's latest production, "Michael - I'm Bad," is a dance biography set to the original music of Michael Jackson that highlights the notable moments in the singer's life. Lighting and video designer Bo Kudsk Kristensen had the opportunity to incorporate a video element into the show and chose as the canopy a back wall of Martin LC Series LED panels.
Bo, technical manager and chief of lighting at Schaufuss who has handled lighting design for the Ballet since 2005, traditionally had a large conventional lighting rig at his disposal. But in 2007 he added a Martin automated lighting package consisting of MAC 2000 Performance and MAC 2000 Wash fixtures. He welcomed the opportunity to couple the LC Series panels with the moving heads and looked forward to the challenge of "getting to know the new dimension of video" he says.
"For 'Bad' we were looking for more of a living set and thought about projectors," Bo explains, "but then Martin came out with these great LED panels, which are very bright and easy to work with. The LC panels are very light weight which makes them easy to rig, but if that's not possible in the small theatres that we play in, they can stand on the floor," Bo says.