Safety is no longer an issue, with the leading manufacturers having ticked all the boxes to have the safest system available in the entertainment industry. Flying effects above the stage or the audience is some element readily. Now, the new industry standard EN17206:2020 making it is easier for companies to align on common safety standards across the world. As a stage designer, you want to use stage automation as a significant piece of your set design. Now it's the norm and no longer out of reach.
I have picked two I'm my favourite immersive stage automation experiences, Greenday's American Idiot 2021 - Copenhagen, and Ultra Music's - Restsiance Ibiza 2018.
Green Day's American Idiot
definitely gets it. With too many changes to the set to count keeping the audience engaged with the large flying concrete structures, constantly changing the scale of the stage. The whole show was initiated by the structural movement, with the performers being part of these stage set movements. It really is an eye-opener of a show.https://www.americanidiot.dk/