On September 9, 2000, the concert “BROTHER-2 / LIVE” took place at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow. JSA installed a large stage structure with a total length of 60 meters. The stage decoration was made from Layher Allround Scaffolding and Layher Protect System elements. The idea and concept of the set design for the show were proposed by Alexander Strizhak.

A quote from the official website about the film:
“The scenery for the show is created by the company of stage equipment and show technologies JSA, which has previously worked on concerts for The Rolling Stones and Alice Cooper in Moscow, as well as the XXI and XXII Moscow film festivals. During the concert, the stage of the Olympic will transform into a small Chicago – with skyscrapers, slums, and huge advertising screens displaying fragments of the film “Brother-2″.”

Before the show “BROTHER-2 / LIVE”

During the show “BROTHER-2 / LIVE”

After the show “BROTHER-2 / LIVE”

The concert was organized by the agency Real Records as promo (post-production) action for Alexey Balabanov’s film “BROTHER-2”. The film’s summer screenings have been very successful since its premiere on May 11, 2000.

Lighting support – Lightmaster; Sound support – Live Sound Agency; Staging and stage design – JSA Stage Company.

The rock musicians who took part in the recording of the soundtrack for this film performed on the “city” stage. Especially for this event, Real Records released a CD with tracks from the film – “BRAT-2 / ZA KADROM” (“BROTHER-2 / BACKGROUND”), which sold out quickly and with great success. After that, the second edition of this CD was immediately published on the cover of which the JSA logo was already put with the inscription:

We express our gratitude to the JSA company and Alexander Strizhak for his help and support in holding the concert “Brother-2 Live” at Olympic Stadium“.

There are different opinions about the film and its content. Our post is about stage construction and live music, and the high-quality and creative work of the JSA team for this show. Below are some unique photos of the concert “Brother-2 / Live” from the archive of the JSA company.

P.S. By the way, one of the JSA stagers, a bit later after this concert, got a job in the film crew of Sergei Bodrov (starring actor in a film) and, as we know, this film crew died in the Karmadon Gorge during an avalanche on September 20, 2002. R.I.P.


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