…visually stunning, strong, expressive lighting…Â Fiona Spitzkowsky, TheatrePeople, August 15 2015.
Niklas Pajantiâ€¦creates evocative backgrounds which set the scene for the universality of the themes.Â Greg Elliot,Â InDaily,Â October 01 2015.
â€¦an unforgettable physical experience of sound and lightâ€¦like stepping into an alternate reality.Â Madhvi Pankhania, The Guardian, June 20 2015.
The lightingâ€¦Â is very beautiful and bold.Â Liza Delfouli, Australian Stage, November 17 2015
Niklas Pajantiâ€™s fittingly bold lighting design focuses attention and creates beautiful silhouettes of the performers.
Reuben Liversidge, Performing ArtsHub, October 11 2014 .
â€¦Â Lighting (Niklas Pajanti)â€¦exemplary and flawless throughout.Â Coral Drouyn,Â Stage Whispers,Â Â March, 2013. 247 Days, Chunky Move
â€¦experimental use of lights and reflection.Â Gabrielle Easter,Â TimeOut Melbourne, March, 2013. 247 Days, Chunky Move
â€¦Niklas Pajantiâ€™s meticulous lightingâ€¦lifts the production into a heightened realm, multiplying and refracting reality.Â Chloe Smethurst,Â The Age, March 2013. 247 Days, Chunky Move
â€¦an exceptional lighting design.Â Richard Watts,Â arstHub,Â Â October 21, 2012. An Act Of Now, Chunky Move
â€¦extraordinary lighting design.Â Alison Croggan,Â Theatre Notes, October 21, 2012. An Act Of Now, Chunky Move
Niklas Pajantiâ€™s lighting is exquisite in its creation of the void-like worldâ€¦It made the stage look beautiful and intriguingâ€¦Â Anne-Marie Peard,Â Aussietheatre,Â July 13, 2012. Queen Lear, MTC
â€¦expertly lit by NiklasÂ Pajanti. Simon Parriss,Â Simon Parris: Man in aÂ chair,Â July 13, 2012. Queen Lear, MTC
Niklas Pajantiâ€™s palette of absolute darkness and focused illumination is gorgeous.Â Alison Croggan,Â Theatre Notes,Â July 13, 2012. Queen Lear, MTC
â€¦the design possesses a chiselled powerâ€¦Â Cameron Woodhead,Â The Age, Feb23, 2012. The Wild Duck, Malthouse Theatre
â€¦cinematicâ€¦extreme naturalismâ€¦stark emptinessâ€¦Â Kate Herbert, Theatre Reviews, Feb 22, 2012. The Wild Duck, Malthouse Theatre
â€¦The lighting by Niklas Pajanti is exceptional.Â Lynne Lancaster, artsHub,Â 20 February, 2012. Baby Teeth, Belvoir Theatre
â€¦the design is exemplary in how it contributes to the meaning of the performance. Alison Croggan, Theatrenotes, 30 March 2011. The Wild Duck, Belvoir Theatre.
â€¦Niklas Pajantiâ€™s lighting design is ravishingâ€¦ Jason Blake,Â The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 February 2010.Â Spring Awakening, Sydney Theatre Company.
â€¦part rock-n-roll/part art-installation lighting design. Michael Parry, ArtsHub, 16 February 2010. Spring Awakening, Sydney Theatre Company.
â€¦I feel Iâ€™m in very good hands, I like the lighting, itâ€™s much darker than it was at MoMA, which makes me feel a bit more comfortable. Tim Burton,Â The Australian, 23 June 2010. Tim Burton The Exhibition, ACMI.
â€¦especially fine lighting effects by Niklas Pajanti. Nick Dent, Timeout Sydney, 14 February 2009. Baghdad Wedding, Company B.
â€¦beautifully rendered and evocatively litâ€¦ Boris Kelly, ArtsHub, 12 February 2009. Baghdad Wedding, Company B.
â€¦Niklas Pajantiâ€™s wondrous lighting achieves intimacy and scope. Bryce Hallett,Â The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 February 2009. Baghdad Wedding, Company B.
â€¦a spectacular lighting design by Niklas Pajanti. Augusta Supple, Australian Stage, 16 July 2009. The Promise, Belvoir Theatre.
â€¦I could not imagine this production without the inspired lighting design by Paul Jackson and Niklas Pajanti. Simonne Michelle-Wells, Australian Stage, 9 August 2009. Strangeland, NYID.
â€¦heightened by some moodily expressive lighting from NiklasÂ Pajanti. Alison Croggon,Â Theatrenotes, 21 September 2009. One Night The Moon, Malthouse Theatre.
â€¦Niklas Pajantiâ€™s lighting design melds seamlessly into the setting to help create indelible images. I G Mykyta, ArtsHub, 11 March, 2008. When The Rain Stops Falling, Brink Productions.
â€¦The Lighting design (Niklas Pajanti) is detailed and remarkably beautiful. Kevin Jackson, Theatre Reviews, 7 July 2008. Spring Awakening, Company B.
â€¦the lighting by Niklas Pajantiâ€¦is transportingly beautifulâ€¦ Kevin Jackson, Theatre Reviews, 19 September, 2008. Yibiyung, Company B.
â€¦beautiful lighting by Niklas Pajanti. Alison Croggon, Theatrenotes, 14 August 2007. Holiday, Ranters Theatre.
â€¦ gorgeously litâ€¦ Alison Croggan,Â The Australian, 29 November, 2007. Not What I Am â€“ Othello Retold, The 11th Hour.
â€¦lushly lit in the dark cavernous spaces of the theatreâ€¦ Alison Croggan, Theatrenotes, 13 September, 2005. The Crucible, The 11th Hour.
. . . a finely honed lighting design by Niklas Pajanti. . . Hilary Crampton,Â The AgeÂ A2, 23 November 2004. Under the Weather, Tracie Mitchell.