AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS MARIAH CAREY

Fearless production design surrounding an unrivaled, legendary talent. Vita Motus conceived and actuated a fresh, low-tech production for Mariah Carey’s “With You”, which debuted at the 2018 American Music Awards. Mariah stands exalted while painted dancers gradually unfurl the flowing layers of her dress. Behind the performers is a full-stage translucent mirror that reflects the plan view of the performance while transmitting low-light LED from upstage. The optics combine dancers’ geometric symmetries with the eye-level performance, evoking a flowering, blooming silhouette, symbolic of the song’s theme of rebirth through love. The design proves the power of subtle optics, expressive dance, and vocal emphasis. 2018

The Team

 

  • HEATHER SHAW

    Creative Director / Production Designer

  • MARK ACETO

    Executive Producer

  • DARLA JEAN PATTERSON

    Art Director / Creative Producer

  • EMILY KING-CLARK

    Producer

  • MATT HEINZLER

    Assistant Designer / CAD Designer

  • DAMIEN ARANDA

    Lead Architect

  • STEPHEN BONTLY

    Assistant Designer / CAD Design

  • DPS

    Production Management

  • MICHAEL SMALLEY

    Show Direction

  • BRYAN TANAKA

    Choreographer

  • POSSIBLE PRODUCTIONS

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  • KIM BOWEN

    Wardrobe

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