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A LAVISH YEAR

Stage Performances for IVORY WORLDWIDE in ZAMBIA and also in CHICAGO, Environmental Dressing and Design for AFROPUNK, a Touring Stage Design for BBC INTRODUCING and an outdoor Scenic Installation for MUMFORD & SONS have all added to the excitement of 2017...

 
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INSPIRING TIME IN BEAUTIFUL ZAMBIA

Lavish were delighted to create a bespoke performance program in ZAMBIA this Summer for IVORY WORLDWIDE.
Directed by AMI JADE CADILLAC & featuring an incredible selection of over 80 local Artists & musicians as well as crafted African sound compositions by composer DOM JONES for a selection of delighted International guests all set in the stunning grounds of the Royal Livingstone Hotel which nestles up to the impressive Victoria Falls.
Performances included dances & rituals by local tribes such as the MAKISHI, a 45-minute stage show by ZAMBIA'S first ever CIRCUS which featured the breathtaking talents of a group of young people from the townships of LUSAKA & a parade headed by a stunning life sized elephant puppet.

 
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AWARD WINNING LATITUDE FESTIVAL

Lavish are proud to have been involved in Latitude Festival since its inauguration. Over the past 13 years we have produced a host of bespoke performances featuring international artists, curated art programs and exhibitions across the event and have also conceived some of the key iconic elements such as the colored sheep. Lavish also create the myriad of scenic elements across the festival site.
This years Lavish program another exciting collaboration at the LAVISH LOUNGE with BBC INTRODUCING which, in addition to the program, surprised & delighted the audiences with secret slots by THE IDLES & also TOMAS WARD.
Our BIG SCREEN program included live performances by DON LETTS, HARRY K, NON BLANK, MAX REINHART, SHEEMA MUKHERJEE & TOM RAVENSCROFT. The screen program included a feature titled COME THE REVOLUTION by artists JAMIE JACKSON, LEE WELLS, ANTONIO ROBERTS, D-FUSE, JOHN BRADBURN & BRIAN STEPHENS.
Our opening Lake performance CORNELL’S DREAM PART II featured water projections by JAMIE JACKSON & TASHI MANNOX, aerial performance by DREAM ENGINE, dance by DIVINE, music by DOM JONES and live vocal performance by young singer EVIE JONES.
Our new LOVE ART arena featured a fascinating VR installation titled SIMPLE MISUNDERSTANDING by artist BEN GLOVER which enjoyed constant queue’s throughout the weekend of festival goers keen to experience what it was like to be deaf.
Our PAMPER STREET artists delighted the crowds as always, including an NME reporter who enjoyed “the best haircut of his life”.

 
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WE LOVE CHICAGO!!

With months & months of creative development & 2 weeks of rehearsals in the beautiful city of CHICAGO run by our artistic director AMI JADE CADILLAC & musical director DOM JONES, Lavish were delighted by the opportunity to work once again this year with IVORY WORLDWIDE.
The performance, conceived & directed by Ami, featured a group of very talented local musicians & a team of expert US & Canadian video & lighting specialists to create a high impact live performance in September for the opening of an International Event staged at the CHICAGO HILTON by Ivory Worldwide.
CHRISTIAN SLATER appeared as a part of the prestigious program held in the main ballroom of the Hilton, one of Chicago’s most famous hotels, for the 2,000 strong audience of International guests.

 
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ADRENELIN FUELLED FUN AT DOWNLOAD

Lavish were delighted to be invited back to Download Festival for a second year running to add some high-octane additions to the performance program, much to the delight also of the lucky Download audience.
Program additions presented by Lavish saw packed out audiences in the Dog House for a run of electrifying performances of the NEVER ENDING NIGHTMARE by the CIRCUS OF HORRORS. Luke (son of legendary wall rider Ken Fox) & his beautiful wife Kerri presented the WORLDS GREATEST WALL OF DEATH one of the oldest surviving Walls in existence today. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, it is also one of the only surviving family run Walls left in the World! Luke, Kerri’s & the death riders delighted the crowds throughout the weekend as did the jaw dropping live fights with real axes and swords by BATTLE HERITAGE in the main Arena where-in competing teams travelled from all over Europe to compete in DEMOLITIAN DOWNLOAD.
AREA 51 were also in full effect at Download mobilizing their army of incredible rock n roll stilt characters and their mobile Circus Sideshow the CARAVAN OF LOST SOULS.
Lavish are currently putting together ideas for next years event, so if you feel your performance would work well at Download please get in touch!

 
           
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