Stageworks was asked to submit a production design for Deorro that included custom video content, scenic design, lighting, and costumes. Deorro's label is called Panda Funk and our initial concepts quickly centered around panda imagery.
As we learned more about Deorro's set and his interests we widened the concept to include Latin America, Mondrian, and Los Angeles cityscapes.
A set of over-sized wearable panda heads were commissioned to the artist Steffon Moody.
The heads would make multiple appearances throughout the show. First they would be worn by a quartet of string players who come out to accompany Deorro for a track and then later appear on a troupe of breakdancing pandas.
Custom video content was shot for the show's finale section which included loops of slow motion salsa dancing and silhouettes of adults, kids, and breakdancing pandas hopping along to the beat against a background of pulsing colors. VJ Scott Sunn mixed the visuals live with his own custom content.