Dancing On Ice
OVERVIEW
For over four years, Dancing on Ice has been one of ITV’s leading light entertainment shows. Based at their Studio in Bovingdon, it’s a show of huge scale and brought many technical challenges.

Client: ITV Studios
Production Designer: Dom Tolfts
Lighting Designer: Dave Davey
For over four years, Dancing on Ice has been one of ITV’s leading light entertainment shows. Based at their Studio in Bovingdon, it’s a show of huge scale and brought many technical challenges.
Task
When Dancing on Ice returned to screens in 2018 a bold new design by production designer Dom Tolfts present a variety of rigging challenges. The production requirements meant the set was too large to fit into any available studio space in the UK so a bold solution was needed.

A massive temporary studio was built following an in depth rigging requirement analysis provided by Rigger.
Design and build a large-scale system within a bespoke studio. With a long-running show the structure had to remain serviceable and presentable over a 15-week period.
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Build
During the planning phase it became clear that the scale of the show was close to the overall weight capacity of the temporary structure. Not wanting to loose out on any part of their creative vision, the production team asked us to come up with a solution to handle the weight issues.

Following an extensive engineering process four 30m large spreader trusses were installed across the whole studio to transfer weight away from areas with excess weight.

Alongside the substantial scenic and lighting requirements that were installed, we also installed a full automated performer flying system, flown camera rigging and creative performance rigging for use with special scenic and light elements used week to week.
During the planning phase it became clear that the scale of the show was close to the overall weight capacity of the temporary structure. Not wanting to loose out on any part of their creative vision, the production team asked us to come up with a solution to handle the weight issues.

Following an extensive engineering process four 30m large spreader trusses were installed across the whole studio to transfer weight away from areas with excess weight.

Alongside the substantial scenic and lighting requirements that were installed, we also installed a full automated performer flying system, flown camera rigging and creative performance rigging for use with special scenic and light elements used week to week.
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