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Newcastle’s Theatre Royal Updated with New Lighting Control System

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 15, 2009
NEWCASTLE, U.K. — White Light recently completed a six-week upgrade to the lighting control and dimming systems at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal, which included ETC’s Eos control system and ETC Sensor dimming. Read More...

Futuroscope’s “Blue Note Mystery” Controlled by Medialon

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 15, 2009
POITIERS, France — The Blue Note Mystery, a show created by Yves Pépin and produced by ECA2 for the Futuroscope theme park, relied on E/T/C and Medialon to help transport spectators into a dreamscape of sound and music. Read More...

Manchester International Festival Opera Uses EvenLED

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 15, 2009
MANCHESTER, U.K. — “I never want to light a cyc again without it!” That’s what London-based LD Peter Mumford said after using Martin Professional’s EvenLED RGB LED panels on the new opera, Prima Donna, at the Manchester International Festival. Read More...

Die Arzte Stadium Shows Lit with 130 Robe Moving Lights

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 12, 2009
LINZ, Austria — LD Lui Helmig specified 130 Robe moving lights as the main work-horses of the rig for Die Ärzte’s two recent stadium shows. Helmig arranged the fixtures — a mix of ColorSpot and ColorWash 1200E ATs and ColorSpot and Wash 2500E ATs — across 9 finger trusses above the stage and on a front truss. Read More...

White Light has Busy Time on London’s West End

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 12, 2009
LONDON — White Light is no stranger to London’s West End, but the company set something of a record for itself recently by supporting three different productions at the same theatre over the course of just a few days. Read More...

ETC and Vari*Lite Light Up “Jersey Boys”

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 9, 2009
MELBOURNE, Australia — Jersey Boys is going well beyond the Garden State with a production being staged at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. The lighting design is by Howell Binkley and Bytecraft Entertainment, and in Australia, Hugh Hamilton is acting as both associate lighting designer and production electrician. Read More...

Projectiondesign Announces Change in Ownership

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 9, 2009
FREDRIKSTAD, Norway — Norwegian projector manufacturer projectiondesign announced a change in ownership to include Norwegian private equity firm Herkules Capital AS.  The move follows the purchase of a 54 percent share in projectiondesign from previous main shareholder, Eker Group AS, headed by Norwegian industrial designer Bård Eker. Read More...

Proel Names Trabes New Trussing Partner

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 9, 2009
SANT’OMERO, Italy —Proel and Trabes have announced a commercial partnership agreement concerning trussing products. Proel cited “a more flexible support policy” and “problem-solving efficiency” as potential benefits from the new partnership. Read More...

Beyonce Tour Includes 24 MAC III Profiles

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
KOBE, Japan — Justin Collie, LD for Beyonce’s I am… tour, and Pat Brannon, lighting director, are using Martin’s MAC III Profile for their brightness and ability to work effectively with other scenic elements that are part of the overall production. Read More...

E/T/C London Lights Germania for Rheinpartie Festival of Light

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
RÜDESHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany — E/T/C London’s Ross Ashton was invited to create a video projection art work on the Germania statue located in the Niederwald Landscape Park as part of the 2009 Rheinpartie Festival of Light. Read More...

DBN Illuminates Manchester’s Band On the Wall Venue

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
MANCHESTER, U.K. — DBN installed the house lighting rig at Band On the Wall, an iconic 300-capacity live music venue in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The landmark venue dates back some 200 years and has been associated with live music for much of that span. (The name comes from the 1930s, when musicians used to perform standing on precarious platforms, strapped to the wall.) Read More...

Portugal’s Tempo Theatre Equipped with JR Clancy Rigging

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 8, 2009
PORTIMAO, Portugal — The technical staff for the Tempo Theatre knew they wanted an automated rigging system, but didn’t know which manufacturer to choose. To help decide, they opted to visit actual installations in the U.S., to consult with users, and to get hands-on experience. Read More...

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