Client: IsaacDate: March 2nd, 2013 Venue: Gordon Jewish Community Center – Nashville, TN Service Provided: Sound, Dance Lighting, Perimeter Uplighting, 2-10 foot projection screens, Shadow-dancing, Live-Pics, Texting and PhotoCenter DJ/Emcee: MusicCityMitzvah Photo Album: Isaac's Bar Mitzvah
This week found us teaming up with our good friends over a Music City Mitzvah for Isaac's (pronounced "Itzak") Bar Mitzvah at the gorgeous Gordon Jewish Community Center. Here's young Isaac (center):
This was a rather large event, with somewhere around 125 very energetic kids and about 50-60 adults. This one required a team approach and included the following cast members:
DJ/Emcee - Russ and Jordan Lighting/Sound/AV - Rick Dancers - Shay & Malik PhotoCenter Technician - Shannon
This was one of our larger lighting setups, and included over 30 perimeter Uplighting fixtures (green & purple), 4 mirror scanners, 2 Martin acrobats, and followspot for the Grand Entrance. For visuals, we ran 2 ten foot screens on either side of the stage. On the left, we ran Live-Pics (our live picture slideshow) and Text messaging. On the right we ran another ten foot screen for shadow-dancing (projector in the back and we let the kids dance in front of the screen-very cool).
I have to brag on my friend Russ, at Music City Mitzvah. This guy is the absolute king of hosting Mitzvahs, having been a top name on the New York City scene for almost 18 years. With all the games, dancing and other activities, there wasn't a moment wasted the entire night. Check out Russ in action:
Our Motivational Dancers, Shay and Malik also had their hands full, engaging the kids (and adults) and even led a group dance-off during the night.
I have to give props to Shay. Earlier in the evening, she was on the floor and working with the kids when one young man got a bit excited, swinging his coat over his head. It just so happened that a button from his coat caught Shay right in the eye (major ouch) and it started swelling shut immediately! Instead of packing it in, Malik got a bag of ice and Shay used it to take the swelling down, then headed back out onto the floor for more action the rest of the evening.
The PhotoCenter was also a huge hit and Shannon stayed busy the entire night running over 185 sessions (560+ individual shots) for the night. This was probably the most shots we've ever squeezed into a single event and Shannon handled it like a pro. Props to her for doing such a great job.
The rest of the evening was spent with dancing and tons of prizes and cool glow-wear.