despacio soundsystem. mirror ball flash.
dancers on stage. chinese new year celebrations. galleria mall, abu dhabi
on stage at all points east.
lighting - flash through.
a beautiful field full of light and colour.
Dua Lipa - Studio 2054
Date. November 2020
Role. Production manager
Summary. Commissioned by Ceremony London, Block9 led a creative team to design and deliver Dua Lipa’s Studio 2054 livestream at Printworks in London. In addition to scenography, we created the graphic identity for the project undertaking all graphic design. Block9 also cast an array of circus performers, club kids and roller-skaters to populate the show, providing costume, styling, hair and makeup.
Studio 2054 broke world records by clocking up over 5 million views on its opening night. Labelled as “the best livestream of the year”, and “exceptionally well-staged” by The Telegraph’s music editor, he went on to say the show was ,“so slick it would have impressed Scorsese”.
Variety said of the show, produced mid Covid 19 lockdown, that it, “felt like a happy dispatch from another galaxy, where dancing and dopamine both still occur, and joy is a thing of the present, not past or future nostalgia”