Impresarios of illumination: The Light Jockey Competition recognizes the kings of the night

Dance culture has in recent years spawned a number of superstar disc jockeys. For gigs at Europe's major dance clubs, it's not unusual for one of these well-pampered DJs to be helicoptered in and paid thousands for a single night's work. The rationale being that they, more than anyone, set the tone that fuels the groove.

Increasingly, the contribution of lighting to club ambiance is getting similar recognition. Although the appearance fees haven't yet reached commanding heights, the a

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