Niels & Wiels Tour 2018
Shaping a Touring Set for Two Belgian Performers
Combining Set and Lighting for Phenomenal Result
Belgian TV presenter and singer Niels Destadsbader teamed up with composer, pianist and music producer Miguel Wiels in a special ‘Niels & Wiels’ duo to present four exclusive concert performances… For which they wanted a unique show design that captured the essence of the collaboration
A photo of the two artists which they both really liked gave Luc and the Painting with Light team the inspiration to kick off the stage design. They didn’t want to use LED screen, so instead had the photo printed as a large backdrop which could fly in and out.
On top of that a basic architecture for the stage space was constructed utilising some very distinctive looking lighting fixtures. These fixtures were the base design - straightforward yet dynamic – and fulfilled Luc’s desire to present a stage look that is strongly independent of video but with some core ‘mappable’ characteristics that combined theatricality with invention.
They programmed the show on a grandMA2 light console. Three days of pre-programming in the Painting with Light WYSIWYG studio in Genk allowed them to go into the actual rehearsal day at Ghent Capitole Theatre with much of the show already in the desk.
The shows and the design were a great success and a touring version is being used for Niels Destadsbader’s summer festival appearances.