NDP'09 | NATIONAL DAY PARADE
AUGUST 2009 | MARINA BAY FLOAT | SINGAPORE
2009 saw Technick back in Singapore for the National Day Parade. While this was the third year on the project, this was no less challenging, with a new bigger set to be designed and built, and the expectations of the audience and client rising each year.
Technick oversaw the development of the designs, managed the technical tendering process and provided advice to the third military team to produce the NDP.
NDP is unique in that each year a new division produces the event, so there is little experience and knowledge transfer from year to year. Technick's experience was the only legacy through the 3 years of our involvement with NDP.
The Singapore Army produces the annual Singapore National Day Parade, an event with up to 5,000 cast and several thousand soldiers from all branches of the military. A cultural and community based part of the show is internationally renowned performance.
Technick was engaged in 2007 to work with the NDP Committee and the Singapore Army Engineers Corp to develop a show in a new venue, the Float at Marina Bay. A floating platform larger than a football field was designed and built, with seating for over 27,500. The Float would be the stage for NDP for the next 3 years.
Technick developed a new Stage Management plan and structure for the management of the event. The NDP army team was then trained to call and manage the show to international standards.
Technick, with a very small team of international designers, took the NDP to a new level and NDP’07 set the benchmark for all future parades. The infrastructure designed for the Float, including lighting towers, floating bridges and ground protection would be a significant legacy for NDP.
NDP'07 | NATIONAL DAY PARADE
AUGUST 2007 | MARINA BAY FLOAT | SINGAPORE
In 2008, Technick was again engaged to provide Technical Direction for NDP. The second year at the float required a redesign and build of the control rooms as well as revising the engineering limits of the floating platform.
The systems and infrastructure designed by Technick in 2007 was repurposed in 2008, resulting in significant savings from the budget and schedule.
Technick worked with the local suppliers and integrated them with international partners to deliver spectacular shows watched by over 200,000 people during rehearsals and the show.
NDP'08 | NATIONAL DAY PARADE
AUGUST 2008 | MARINA BAY FLOAT | SINGAPORE
EXPO 2005 | AUSTRALIAN PAVILION
2005 | NAGOYA | JAPAN
Technick worked with Jack Morton Worldwide producers to deliver the technical direction and management for multiple events on the Australian pavilion calendar at Nagoya 2005. From one off performances by renowned Australian artists such as James Morrison, Simon Tedeschi and Christine Anu through to the ongoing roster of over 500 Australian artists and performers, Technick provided the technical direction and advice.
The World Expo Australian Pavilion was again served by Technick working for George P Johnson who produced the entertainment program. Technick provided the design and management of a permanent performer aerial system, as well as the the supporting technology. The aerial system was designed in close consultation with the pavilion architects, builders and engineers. Over multiple visits to the pavilion during the construction phaser, all the integration issues were resolved for a seamless installation.
A fully timecode synchronised aerial and video performance ran flawlessly with over 700 performances over 184 days with no shows being cancelled due to technical reasons.
In addition to the permanent show, Technick provided technical direction for the major events hosted by the Australian Pavilion including Australian National Day and the roster of performances throughout the full 6 months of Expo.
2010 | SHANGHAI | CHINA
EXPO 2010 | AUSTRALIAN PAVILION
UAE 2015 | 44th NATIONAL DAY
DECEMBER 2015 | ABU DHABI | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Technick was asked to work with FiveCurrents and Flash Entertainment (UAE) to deliver the United Arab Emirates 44th National Day celebrations at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. The project was confirmed with less than 8 weeks until the show, and the creative demanded a full 1-hour stadium show that could showcase the history of the UAE, the unity of the UAE, the sacrifice of the UAE Armed Forces and the future to the UAE. Technick assembled the technical and show control teams, and worked with suppliers to deliver a world class performance.
The visual centre piece of the show was a 15t 13m high Ghaff tree that was craned into the stadium with the largest crane available in the UAE.
Show control provided cast, protocol and stage management, as well managing the overall scheduling, timing and delivery of the show.
15t live tree craned into the stadium (kept alive and replanted)
96 projectors covering over 9,800m2 of stage