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Clay Paky Sharpy and Alpha Profile 700 Fixtures Go Dreamin’ with Katy Perry Tour

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

It was a dream date for Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures and Alpha Beam 700 automated spotlights when they accompanied American pop star Katy Perry on her California Dreams Tour in support of her new “Teenage Dream” album.

Lighting designer Baz Halpin added 16 Sharpys to US leg of the tour after having used them for Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum shows.

“Katy’s tour was very theatrical. It was set in a ‘Candyfornia’ world that was very colorful and thematically-inspired, very much like Katy herself,” he explains. “The show was divided into five acts with different color schemes for each, ranging from pastel to dark, monochromatic to Saturated.”

Halpin found that he needed “very small but punchy” fixtures on the floor upstage and along the perimeter of the stage. “Since we didn’t have additional rehearsals, I wanted a light I already knew,” he says. “With Sharpy, I knew we could match and compliment colors with the Alpha beams and also have the benefit of quick, snappy changes of the color wheel.”

He gives kudos to the Sharpys’ ability to “cut through an already visually stimulating show. We could add to the look without muddling up what had already been programmed. The Sharpys were a nice exclamation point.”

Halpin utilized 36 Alpha Beam 700s as “multipurpose workhorses” on the tour. “They have a very strong beam, and I love the style of color. We could throw a gobo on and use them as Profiles or frost the lights and use them as a wash. They’re great for theatrical themes as well as very dynamic up-tempo looks.”

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “We’re proud that our lights are such an important component of this tour. Mr. Halpin has been a friend of Clay Paky for a while and it’s rewarding to see him use our fixtures in such interesting way

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