The Visual act Stage Control System conquered both the critics and the Belgian audience in December 2005.
Three tonnes of equipment was used at a series of 14 concerts with the famous Belgian music group “Cluoseau” in the Antwerp Sportpaleis.
Easy to move
The whole set up had to be easy to move, because there was other appearances in the hall during the period. “Clouseau” was playing December 2-29 apart from the 10th when “Golden Years” entered stage, the 12th – “Elton John”, the 13th “Duran Duran” and the 21st “Rod Stewart”.
“We had to rebuild the scenery three times, but it was rather easy as the stage actually was longer than what you saw and it was running through the wall at the Sport Palaeis in to the annex next to the main building. This made it possible for us to easily drive the Stage wagons, loaded with musical and other equipment, off stage during the other concerts and back in again for Clouseau.”
Much of stage design is about movement. Whether to create powerful visual effects for the audience, or simply move scenery in a blackout or off screen, the purpose of modern stage technology is to make these movements possible.
Visual act really showed the Belgians that the Stage Control System is powerful and helping in the process of creating a beautiful and imiginative scenery for the performing artists.