SHOW DIRECTION, CONTENT DIRECTION & CREATIVE ©2021
Kendrick Lamar's return to stage, after over 2 years of performance hiatus, was a sequential play of his albums from Section.80 to DAMN, at Day N Vegas Festival. Mike, alongside Dave Free & Kendrick, crafted the show's overall direction, from visual language/flow to wardrobe & casting, for Kendrick's headline 90min performance. The show featured over 40 dancers and on stage talent, filmic lighting, and clever use of live footage, captured by cinema cameras, which all helped create a rich visual narrative to present to the crowd of 80,000.
Show Direction & Creative: Mike Carson, Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar
Choreography: Charm La'Donna
Tour Director/Managment: Christian Coffey
Creative Producer: Cory Fitzgerald
IMAG Director: Damien Gravois
Disguise & Notch Programmer: Danny Purdue
Typography: Hassan Rahim & 12:01 AM
Content: Sturdy & The 92 Group
Lighting Programmer & Op: Sam Paine
Production Manager: Bryan Scheckel
Charm Asst: Cassidy Ratliff
MD: Tony Russell/Dion Friley | Audio: Brandon Blackwell, Chris Lee & Joey Muraoka
Special thanks to Dave, Cornell, Niya, Toy and the rest of the pgLang team.
Photo Credit: Allen J. Schaben, J.N. Silva, Julian Bajsel, J.Baura, Jit Grewal, Hersson Vides, @youngchapo_, @t.cazzz, @brophyyyy & @jess_tde.
Mike Carson ©2020