MTV Props by Stage One
The 2009 Europe Music Awards have taken place in Berlin and for the ninth year running Stage One were on board; on this occasion providing props for both the host Katy Perry and for the artist Shakira.
Working for MTV Networks Italy we worked to very short timescales, in order to provide several key props: a flown sign, star swing, moon swing and a giant champagne glass, all for Katy Perry, along with a dance platform for Shakira.
“We employ such a variety of skills in-house that we were able to draw on these and turn things around extremely quickly,” said Neil Franklin, Head of Interpretation for Stage One.
We constructed a multi-level chevron shaped dance platform for Shakira, which was designed to complement the overall set. Resembling the inside of a sauna, the dance platform was completed with a tile effect finish and contrasting gold effect detail. The props for Katy Perry all provided unusual presenting locations. The star and moon swings were both decorated with glitter and upholstered in black leather, with fixing points and lap straps supplied. A burlesque style 1.5m champagne glass completed the main prop items and was constructed with a GRP clad steel supporting stem and base and finished with glitter.
Neil concluded, “We like to think that we will go the extra mile for our clients and I think that this project and the fact that we were able to provide quality props in such a short timescale has demonstrated just that.”