In October ’17 we designed and built a production including sound, lighting, and rigging for Destination Dance, (destinationdanceuk.com) the UK’s premiere dance competition. Dance schools from all over the country competed for trophies and scholarships to some of the UK’s best dance colleges.
Soloists, duos, trios and group acts competed in a number of styles including jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, and ballet. The whole event was a great success.
The competition ran for four days, with hundreds of dancers and choreographers showcasing their talents and skills. Whether a winner or competitor, the aim was to inspire young dancers to achieve their potential as well as offer scholarships to a handful of top class schools.
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Dance Event Case Study – Destination Dance
d&b Audiotechnik T10 series line arrays
d&b Audiotechnik B6 subwoofers
RCF 4PRO 2031 active stage monitors
Sennheiser EW300 G3 wireless transmitters & receivers
Sennheiser ME-3ew cardioid headset mics
Chauvet Pro Rogue R2 wash moving heads
Chauvet Pro Rogue R2 spot moving heads
CCT Z0602 Minuette profiles
Par 56 long & short nose cans
LEDJ 7Q5 slimline RGBW LED pars
8m x 6m truss goal post
10m x 12m Steeldeck stage
3m truss plinths (side movers)
10m x 6m black wool surge drapes
Production Design & Build
Hire Frequencies provided pre-production design services such as detailed 3D set drawings so the client could fully understand the concept. This allowed our team and the American-based client to communicate clearly and ensure the end result met their brief and budget.
The Hire Frequencies team spent two days transforming York Hall, the famous East London boxing venue, into a spectacular dance show and performance space. We started with a 40-piece Steeldeck stage (10m x 12m).
We then built an 8m wide truss goalpost and with careful teamwork and guidance from our very experienced technical director Rupert, we were able to smoothly erect and install within a couple of hours.
Once all our rigging and stage was complete we could then move onto sound & lighting installation. The lighting system consisted of 16 LED moving heads and a range of generic fresnel and profile fixtures all controlled by a ChamSys lighting desk. In terms of sound we installed a d&b T10 series cluster with single 18” subs and lined the hall and balcony with T10 point source.