Jul 2011 | Amsterdam Arena | ID-T

Event information

For over 15 years, event organizer ID-T, founded in Amsterdam, has been organizing their world-famous Sensation shows around the globe. Every year, the creative team of Sensation comes up with a mesmerizing new show concept. The Amsterdam ArenA has always been the location for the premier of the world tour. More than 100 shows in over 30 countries have been organized.

Role of Backbone

Backbone has had a long-lasting relationship with Sensation over the last decade. From the moment the creative team starts working on the new concept, Backbone is a proud partner and involved in translating the impressive show concepts into reality.
The process from sketching and creating to the premier show takes 12 months. After the first show, all the elements are packed safely, and the world tour starts.

Backbone takes care of the complete production of the shows including overlay management and touring production.

For the Innerspace show, the goal was to create a roof full of big remote-controlled balloons that could move up and down quickly with high-tech, motion-controlled winches.
In total, 180 custom winches were produced to make this dream come true.

The stage consists of a custom-made circular water print screen hanging at 15 meters’ height. With this new and complex technique, it’s possible to write or animate figures in falling water.
Under this water screen, a huge centre stage full of water lilies was built, and around these water lilies a huge revolving stage was designed for the acts to perform.

In total, the Innerspace show was one of the most complex projects to produce in the history of Sensation. After 12 months of designs, testing and fabrication, this mesmerizing show is now touring around the world.