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Boeing Centennial Projection Spectacular

Boeing Field, Seattle


An immersive show on a vast scale

On 15 July 2016, 100 years to the day since William E. Boeing turned his attention to the thrilling and world-changing field of aviation, 59 Productions mounted an immersive show on a vast scale – The Boeing Centennial Projection Spectacular – for more than 80,000 spectators, across 30 performances, at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington.

Featuring five different aeroplanes, including the iconic 747 Jumbo Jet and the 787 Dreamliner – this once-in-a-lifetime event was also the first of its kind: theatre with aeroplanes – where 50,000lb jet-airliners took centre-stage in a specially-choreographed performance celebrating the rich history of Boeing, a company that has shaped modern history and helped shrink our world.

Using cutting-edge technology, each 20-minute projection mapping performance provided a spectacular visual showcase spanning a century of history and creativity. Alongside five aircraft playing starring roles, it was also an event that paid tribute to the people at the heart of Boeing: from its founding members to its modern-day staff, its clients and collaborators across the world.


Produced by
The Production Network


59 Team

Creative Director
Richard Slaney

Video Director
Lysander Ashton

Mark Grimmer

Original Music by
Jeff Beal

Sound Design
Tom Hackley

3D Design
Jenny Melville

Lighting Design
Benjamin Pearcy

Lighting Director
Anthony Pearson

Financial Controller
Suzanne James

Creative Assistant
Hannah Fasching

Production Assistant
Rebecca Collis

Kaal Page
Katie Jackson


Technical Director
Benjamin Pearcy

Technical Associate
Maximilien Spielbichler

Video / Lighting Supervisor
Zach Peletz

Technical Intern
Zakk Hein


Senior Animator
Nick Corrigan
Edd Stockton

Line Producer
Akhila Krishnan

Aaron Brady
David Curtis
Sean Kothe
Joseph Pierce
Jarek Radecki
Jesse Richards
Nicol Scott

Doug Walker

Georgia Clegg
Gareth Damian Martin
José Macena

Data Wrangler
Ashwin Arvind