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Lighting Designer
Patrick Woodroffe

Behind every concert and television show we go to, behind every spectacular effect on the stage at the theatre, behind every clever lighting of urban architecture or public spaces, there is always a whole load of sophisticated technology.

However, not all shows are equally exciting. What makes the difference is the lighting designer, an artist who uses light as a creative tool to interpret the rhythm of music or the atmosphere of a theatrical performance. Patrick Woodroffe is one of the world’s most celebrated lighting designers. He has been artistically illuminating the most famous artists and stars of the entertainment world on concert stages, and in theatres and television studios for many years.

In ILLUMINANDO LE STAR (lighting the stars), Patrick Woodroffe, who has designed the lighting for the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, the London Olympic Games, and a host of other internationally important events, told us about his most significant and exciting experiences, including an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson, with whom he was working on preparing a tour just days before Michael’s untimely death.

After that, in an original live hands-on exercise, he put together a lighting design for the song “I wanna be your slave” by Måneskin, revealing some of the secrets of his art and technique.

The workshop was organized by Claypaky and Claypaky’s distributor for Italy Audiosales, with as media partner and AILD as sponsor. It was held on Tuesday 16 May at the Teatro Sociale in Bergamo, in the beautiful old city centre.

Alberico D’Amato, Claypaky Sales Director, had this to say: “It was a great honour for us to host such an important and charismatic figure as Patrick Woodroffe. We are convinced that we have given all those who attended a great opportunity for professional growth, and we hope we have contributed to spreading the culture of light in the best possible way.”