The Sydney 2003 Festival was opened in spectacular
style by Sticky a large-scale outdoor spectacular involving fireworks, a 100-foot
tower, miles of sticky tape and CityColors and CityBeams.Staged by UK's Improbable
Theatre, Sticky played to sold out audiences at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt
Using a crane, people and a whole lot of sticky tape, Sticky
begins with the creation of a spider's web, an enormous spider, and the walls
of a tower - before the building dissolves in an explosion of fireworks.
darkness falls, an expectant silence is gently ripped by a symphonic
crackle of static as roll after roll of sticky tape is pulled and
twisted out from the shadows - drawing lines of light that cut the
space and quiver in the air. High above, a winged figure treads the
sky, falters, and then falls, into a heaving carcass of translucent
spidery limbs. A huge structure is wrenched upwards from out of the
ground, forged with fire, machinery and smoke.
of sparklers burst into life as it transforms before our eyes into
a beautiful tower of filigree pinnacles and leaf veined windows, shimmering
with fireworks against the backdrop of the night sky."As well
as some par cans four CityColors and two CityBeams were used to light
the structure as it was formed. Damien Oxley of Chameleon Touring
Systems described the fixtures as ideal for such a performance as
their sealed units prevented embers entering the fixture!
4 x CityColors
2 x CityBeams