In addition to providing scenery, automation, lighting, and technical supervision to many of this season's most beloved Broadway shows, Hudson has also been busy on several others projects garnering attention. Learn more about our work with STREB, Microsoft, and NBC below.
Founded in 1985, the STREB dance company is renowned for its innovative and risk-taking experimentation and exploration of movement, science, and the human body. Founder and choreographer, Elizabeth Streb has described their work "as a mixture of slam dancing, exquisite and amazing human flight and a wild action sport which captures kids, older people and the general public’s hearts and minds and bodies.”
HUDSON is proud to have contributed to two recent Streb projects:
STREB: Ascension - Gansevoort Plaza in New York City
STREB was invited to take part in "Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown" a series of installations commissioned to occupy the site of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s future building in the trendy Meatpacking District in New York City. HUDSON built the centerpiece of the performance, a 21-foot rotating ladder. See video above from The New York Times Arts Beat and read more about it at the Whitney Museum website.
STREB: One Extraordinary Day - 2012 London Olympics
STREB was commissioned by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Mayor of London to participate in the London 2012 Festival. HUDSON built the company's newest contraption, a 30-foot-tall mechanized wheel to help dancers prepare for the event. Go behind the scenes at the shop and the rehearsal with the photos and video below.
Inside look into HUDSON at work in Yonkers, NY :
photos by Lily Twining
Watch video of Streb Lab For Action Mechanics (S.L.A.M.) in action in Williamsburg, Brooklyn:
Read more about STREB and the 2012 London Olympics at WNET's MetroFocus.
When Microsoft launched its new Windows Phone 7.5 mobile operating system, "Mango", the software giant enlisted HUDSON to build an enormous six story phone for its event in Herald Square, Manhattan. View video of the event below posted by Windows Phone Channel on YouTube.
HUDSON built the set for this year's NBC Upfront, the television network's presentation of its fall schedule to advertisers. See photos below of the widely publicized event held at Radio City Music Hall with set design by Edward Pierce.
Photos by edwardpierce studio