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UK - OneBigStar have a long history with Green Hippo, sharing their expertise to realise tradeshow exhibition stands. They have come to know Hippotizer very well and have developed into experts in their own rights. Owning all their kit, they are equipped for full service live event production and their Hippotizers have seen action at some interesting events so far this year.

Move It is the UK's biggest annual dance event with around 20,000 visitors waltzing into London's Olympia Exhibition Centre. The show features three days' worth of dance performances and classes, with all styles covered from ballroom and ballet to hiphop, bellydance and freestyle.

For this event OneBigStar supplied full production including lighting, sound and video equipment as well as operation. They were looking after five feature areas, including the main stage, the freestyle stage, the showcase theatre, the dance fitness stage and the perform zone, as well as 14 dance class stages all with AV demands. OneBigStar ran the show with just one GrassHopper (plus a back-up unit).

Last month, OneBigStar took care of the high profile reveal of Virgin Atlantic's latest crew uniforms, designed by Vivienne Westwood. The event took place at Village Underground in Shoreditch, in conjunction with production partners The Active Group and Rod Clay of MSPL, and One Big Star once again supplied all the lighting, video equipment and crew.

With high-profile guests including Richard Branson and performances by Goldie and Debbie Harry, the ambience needed to perfectly reflect the Westwood design. Run with just two synced GrassHoppers (one was acting as a back-up) plus a HippoPortamus for control, OneBigStar washed the vaults of the venue in red, blue and purple hues.

(Jim Evans)

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