“Eclipse” lighting Centre-piece Pacha Sydney

Our Creative Director Will Colhoun was approached by ‘in the know’ creative agency Alfred and the talented show people at the world class Pacha Sydney to come up with an idea for their Eclipse Show – then make it happen! Challenge accepted!

See the Pacha gallery

The show was to draw on the enchanted physical phenomenon of the sun and moon ECLIPSING with the Pacha dancers to effectively “hail” the descending feature lighting piece.  Will chose the most dynamic form – being that of a sphere – to open (a la a lotus flower or seed pod) then spread into an approx 4.5 metre, 5 pointed, mirror reflective disco ball with LED lighting strip rays (akin to the amazing deep sea invertebrate electric colour chasers).

All battery powered (5 x 24 V linear actuators) smoothly push up the five petals whilst fog smoke pumps through a dry ice store on board, illuminated by a rotating LED gobo light pointing straight down and borrowing a little from ‘Close Encounters’.  All up the 300 plus kilo 1.8 metre diameter sphere contains around 28 different electrical items sequenced in turn to perform per the musical cues via an on-board programmable logic controller and 2 x 60amp robotic motor controllers.

Go check it out – the Eclipse Show is on rotation every two weeks till the end of the year.

IMG_8766 copy

IMG_0302 copy

IMG_0331 copy

_DSC2107 copy

IMG_0356 copyIMG_0370 copy

IMG_0385 copy


10285611_10152116239247231_3020808721579812450_o copy

1277380_10152116229377231_6111578619320832093_o copy



1077244_10152116229367231_967676624516918932_o copy