The Gearhouse Group of Companies recently provided comprehensive technical support, in the form of rigging, audio, lighting, trussing, structures and power, for the successful execution of the electronic dance production: Sensation Innerspace, which took place at the Coca-Cola dome in Northriding on 7 September.
Gearhouse takes pride in being one of very few equipment suppliers able to fulfil the requirements of an event of this magnitude, while continuing to provide effective service to regular clients. This was the debut event for Sensation in South Africa, and the staging of it brought about quite a few “firsts” for technical supplier, Gearhouse SA, as well.
Gearhouse was contracted to G and G Productions, through technical consultants Strike Productions, and worked hand-in-hand with technical production manager, Dave Tudor and Mushroom Productions, who handled the overall local production of the event. Project manager Anthony Banks, handled the on-site co-ordination of Gearhouse’s technical elements with the assistance of Madeleine Whitehead.
Mr Banks explained that for Gearhouse the main challenge of this event was the sheer scale of it. “It’s a truly massive event. Over the ‘get in, show and dismantle period’, a total of 330 technical people and 260 stage hands were involved in just our part of the event … that’s close to 8 000 man hours altogether!”