The nominees for the seventh annual Knight of Illumination Awards have been announced. The awards celebrate lighting and video design in theatre, TV, and concert touring and events.
Organized by Clay Paky alongside the Society of Television Lighting Designers (STLD), the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD), and Ambersphere Solutions, the KOI Awards will be presented Sunday, October 5 on the first night of the PLASA Show, at the Art Deco Troxy Theatre in London.
The nominees for the categories are as follows:
Dance: Natasha Katz - The Winter's Tale, Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House; Paul Keogan - No Man's Land, English National Ballet at The Barbican; Ed Yetton - The Little Match Girl, Arthur Pita at DanceEast, Ipswich
Musicals: Jon Clark - American Psycho, The Almeida; Paule Constable - The Light Princess, Lyttelton, National Theatre; Adam Silverman - Urinetown, St. James Theatre.
Opera: Joachim Klein - Bluebeard's Castle, Oper Frankfurt at Edinburgh Festival Theatre; Ian Scott - Owen Wingrave, Snape Maltings; Mimi Jordan Sherin - Rodelinda, English National Opera at the Coliseum
Plays: Lucy Carter - Emil and the Detectives, Olivier, National Theatre; Tim Lutkin - The Crucible, The Old Vic; Andy Purves - The Believers, The Drum at Theatre Royal Plymouth and touring
Video: David Haneke - The Fall of the House of Usher, Welsh National Opera; Tim Reid - 1984, Nottingham Playhouse and touring; Ethan Wang - Rice, Cloud Gate Theatre Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Sadler's Wells
Entertainment: Oli Richards - Jonathan Ross; Tom Sutherland - Britain's Got Talent Auditions; Chris Rigby - Alan Carr Chatty Man
Drama: David Higgs - The Escape Artist; Martin Kempton - Not Going Out; Chris Ramage - Emmerdale The Flood
Events: Ben Cracknell - The Olivier Awards; Nigel Catmur - Children In Need Rock; Al Gurdon - Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
Small Studio: Dave Evans - The One Show New Studio; Hugh French - Channel 4 News; Lee Allen - Blue Peter
Graphics: Sam Murphy/Dave Gibson - Bt Sport; Ruben Garcia - Children In Need Rock; Luke Halls - Don Giovanni
Concert Touring Nominations
Stage: Jonathan 'Leggy' Armstrong - Basement Jaxx; Rob Sinclair - Goldfrapp; Will Potts - Disclosure