“We had to maximise the entertainment value but minimise everything else, from the number of crew to how the acts performed,” said Rodrigo Proal, darmah founder. The executive producer collaborated with darmah to create a proposal for each act based on the song they were performing.
The new proposal included a 360-octagon shaped seven-stage set using LED arrays that, when combined with xR technology, could be woven seamlessly into one broadcast. Two of the stages were for the award winners and presenters; one was for the show host, and four stages were for the live performances. Two of the performance stages were used for acts with dancers, and two were used for acts with musicians. The four performance stages were colour-coded, and each had its own small crew. This design allowed sets to be UV sanitised between acts while facilitating social distancing.