Our brief was to develop a comprehensive aerial track system to accurately fly performers and very large scenic elements around Sochi’s Fisht Stadium. Each of the nine tracks was 420 metres long and carried up to nine carriages. Each carriage could lift up to 1200kg, whilst traversing at high speed and performing to an exceptionally high degree of accuracy. In addition to this, each one of the multi-gradient tracks incorporated severe gradients and tight curves for the carriages to negotiate.
Ea’ch carriage could be synchronised to work reciprocally with any number of other carriages on any of the tracks, enabling the complex choreography of multiple performers and scenery to be delivered through a remarkable and ground breaking 400+ axes of movement.