Video design company 59 Productions made its Royal Ballet debut in 2007 on Will Tuckett’s The Seven Deadly Sins. The company has subsequently worked on Kim Brandstrup’s Invitus Invitam, Goldberg – The Brandstrup-Rojo Project and Ceremony of Innocence, Natalia Makarova’s production of Marius Petipa’s La Bayadère and Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain and Within the Golden Hour for The Royal Ballet, and Salome, The Minotaur, Eugene Onegin, Morgen und Abend (world premiere) and Sukanya (world premiere) for The Royal Opera. 59 Productions created projection-mapped animation for the exterior of the Royal Opera House as part of Deloitte Ignite 15.
The multi-award-winning 59 Productions is one of the world’s leading companies specializing in video and projection design for stage and live events, including stage productions, museum installations, live music performances, large-scale events and films. It was founded in 2006 and is led by Creative Directors Leo Warner, Mark Grimmer, Lysander Ashton, Richard Slaney and Ben Pearcy. The company has mounted more than 120 productions across the world with companies including the National Theatre, Royal Court, Young Vic, English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera, New York, and the Salzburg, Berlin and Avignon festivals. Further credits include the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the V&A David Bowie is exhibition, the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris and Deep Time and The Harmonium Project for Edinburgh International Festival.
In 2014 59 Productions used architectural projection-mapping to celebrate the Sydney Opera House as part of Lighting the Sails for the Vivid LIVE festival. The project was part of 59 Productions’s ongoing series of projection-mapping of iconic buildings, including Hampton Court Palace and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.
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