Winners announced at Knight of Illumination Awards
The eighth Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) ceremony was held on Sunday 4 October at London's glamorous art deco Troxy to sparkling success.
Once more it saw representatives from the professional entertainment lighting and video industry come together to celebrate the creative achievements of lighting and video professionals working on shows across the UK.
The event, organised by The Association of Lighting Designers (ALD), The Society of Television & Lighting Design (STLD), The Fifth Estate Ltd and Clay Paky, was established to offer public recognition for outstanding achievements in touring, television and theatre lighting and video design.
The evening was hosted by prolific international LD Mark Jonathan and the winners were announced as:
Dance: Lucy Carter for Woolf Works, Royal Ballet.
Musicals: Amy Mae Smith for Sweeney Todd, Harrington's Pie Shop
Opera: Alessandro Carletti for Guillaume Tell, Royal Opera House
Plays: Tim Mitchell for Taken at Midnight, Minerva Studio, Chichester
Projection Design: Paul Barritt for Golem, Young Vic
Small Studio: Andy Cottey for Election 2015 Wales
Light Entertainment: Gurdip Mahal for The Voice Final
Drama: John Daly for Up the Women
Events: Nigel Catmur for Young Dancer Competition
Video Graphic Display: David Newton, Alberta Torres and Jessy Wang for Strictly Come Dancing
CONCERT TOURING AND EVENTS
Concert Touring Arena: LeRoy Bennett for Lady Gaga
Concert Touring Stage: Will Potts for Sam Smith
Club: Tom Campbell for Anna Calvi
Live Events: Terry Cook for Secret Cinema - The Empire Strikes Back
Video Electronic Content: Nina Dunn for Alice's Adventures Underground
Sarah Rushton-Read, Chair of the Concert Touring and Events category, commented: "We saw a huge number of submissions for Concert Touring and Events this year and a stunning array of creative work. To be able to see many of the shows personally and meet the designers is always a pleasure and a privilege. As ever I was delighted to be reminded of the creative talent, innovation and often collaborative approach that characterises our industry."
There was also a Lifetime Recognition award, won by CEO of Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC), Fred Foster.
Foster commented: "It's a great honour to receive this award. I've always been proud to work with ETC and within this great industry. The most important people, however, are you, the lighting designers, who make the industry so good. Thank you to you all, and to the KOI Awards."
Behind the Scenes - the charity that supports entertainment technology professionals in times of need - received a £5,000 cheque at the awards thanks to a donation from Clay Paky. The company's CEO Pio Nahum presented a cheque to lighting designer Rick Fisher for Behind the Scenes UK.
Fisher commented: "Once again Clay Paky is supporting Behind the Scenes UK at the annual Knights of Illumination Awards. Their generosity recognises the collaboration required to create our work, and the fragile nature of those working in our industry.
"Behind the Scenes UK is now fully up and running and supporting people, coping with extreme hardships in all aspects of the entertainment world and the supply of the technology we all use. We welcome this generous support for Behind the Scenes UK and urge all to join Clay Paky by contributing and alerting us to those who may need assistance."
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