Stage Lighting

David Byrne: American Utopia

  • Company
    Sinclair / Wilkinson
  • Lead Designer
    Rob Sinclair
  • Categories
    Winner in Stage Lighting
  • Location
    World tour, Broadway, United Kingdom
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I'm extremely proud of the David Byrne: American Utopia show. It's a wonderful example of precise and simple ideas taken to their logical conclusion. The show asks the question of what happens when the stage is empty? If there is none of the architecture of the classic rock show. Using cues form dance, opera, drama and rock lighting we built a precise and beautiful show where no cue was inserted for the sake of it. We tracked the performers in 3d space allowing us to light or choose not to light then wherever they were. The show won the Knight of Illumination award in 2018.