What is EK?

EK2 is a sophisticated but exceptionally easy-to-use system that comprises a selection of parts you can configure to precisely meet your exact event requirements.

The power of the EK system

EK2 is a sophisticated but exceptionally easy-to-use kabuki drop system that comprises a selection of parts you can configure to precisely meet your exact event requirements.

Our robust EK2 modules are the innovative units at the action end of the rig, while firing and control boxes are the intelligent heart of the entire system. In between are many useful components to make rigging simple and the whole construction instantly effective.

100% Confidence in Kabuki Drops

Curtain drop systems and kabuki reveals have a chequered history. Everyone has a story of a failure that left artists bemused and the stage crew embarrassed.
With Electro Kabuki, those days are well and truly over.

Simple to Operate

Your Kabuki drop couldn't be simpler to operate. Press the Fire button and powerful magnets release the hooks, so your Electro Kabuki modules drop simultaneously. All of them. Every time. Or switch control to DMX for an automated release. Want a two-stage drop? No problem. Just fire circuit 1 and 2 EK modules separately.

Works Everytime

There’s nothing to get hung up about. Electro Kabuki uses clever electro-magnet technology and a unique hook design to make your reveal effect perfect. EK modules always activate first time, even with no load. Or drop up to 50Kg from each one. Now that’s heavyweight performance – and a load off your mind.

Easy to Rig

Your Kabuki drop couldn't be easier to rig. Just attach the Electro Kabuki modules to a lighting rail or rig. Space them about a metre apart. Link them together with our easy colour-coded EK cabling. Connect up the firing box. Visually check the system status indicators. Switch to ‘Armed’ and you’re ready to go.

Fully Expandable

We designed the Electro Kabuki system to be completely expandable. Or contractible! Sometimes your reveal won’t need dozens of linked EK modules. Others will. And often you’ll want to rig more than one circuit for phased drops. Everything’s possible with EK.

How it works


Two Become One

Circuit 1 and 2 EK modules fire independently for split drops. But all firing boxes can join them together, giving one big reveal using all the modules at once.

Works with No Load

EK modules incorporate a clever spring that throws the hook arm clear of the retaining magnet when light loads are used. Or even when there's no load.

Silence is Golden

When EK modules actuate, they are virtually silent. Even the release hook is damped by a rubber pad. A theatrical reveal is something to be seen, not heard.

Used Around The World

Electro Kabuki is used by troupes, tours, artists and staging crews around the world. You can purchase EK from us at Electro Kabuki HQ in the UK, or get hold of the EK systems, components and accessories you need through our approved distributors. These professional organisations can also provide local event support and services. Visit our EK Distributors' page.
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