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Martin smartMACs Light BME Exhibition

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 19, 2009
LONDON — Having played a key role in concert lighting over the years, it was perhaps fitting that Martin gear be used for the recently-opened British Music Experience (BME), which gives visitors a retrospective look at popular music in the U.K. Read More...

Copenhagen Opera House Uses Martin LC Series Panels

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 18, 2009
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — LD Per Sundin combined the new with the classic for The Visit of the Royal Physician (Livlægens Besøg) at the Copenhagen Opera House. “We combined an 18th Century look with a very modern tool,” Sundin said, of the 64 square meters of Martin Professional LC Series LED panels used as moving set columns. Read More...

Krys Opticals Improves Visibility with Anolis

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 18, 2009
LILLE, France — You can be in need of a good pair of glasses and still find your way to Krys Opticals in Wattrellos, an upscale suburb of Lille, thanks to an installation of Anolis LEDs designed and supplied by Anolis’ French distributor, Ambiance Lumière. Read More...

London’s Barbican Centre Lit by PixelPar LEDs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 13, 2009
LONDON — The Barbican Centre London, one of Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venues with a variety of art, music, theatre, dance, film and education events, has recently purchased 16 PixelPar 90s. Read More...

Conelli Circus Tries 360-Degree Projection with Robe Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 13, 2009
ZURICH, Switzerland — Lighting and media designer Matthias Kern of Kernfusion used Robe DigitalSpot 5000s for a 360-degree projection created for the Conelli Circus’ performances on a small island on Lake Zurich. Read More...

War-Torn Theatre Shines Again with ETC Lighting

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 13, 2009
GROZNY — Last year, after a six-year rebuilding effort, the State Theater and Concert Hall reopened in this war-torn capital of the Republic of Chechnya with a new lighting system provided by ETC dealer Sistema. Read More...

Christie Supplies Digital Projection Gear to Cannes

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 12, 2009
CANNES, France — Christie is serving as the technical D-Cinema partner for the Cannes Film Festival for the third year in a row, and announced a significant increase in movies being screened in the digital format — at least 50 out of the total 53 shown, vs. 37 in 2008 and 20 in 2007. Read More...

Sarah Brightman Tour Uses Tomcat for Rolling Stage Components

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 12, 2009
Tomcat components for the Sarah Brightman tour
LONDON — When the time came to create the setting for Sarah Brightman’s Symphony tour, the soprano’s design team turned to Tomcat for custom stage components. The tour kicked off last fall with dates throughout North America and played a series of dates across Asia through April 2009.  Read More...

Impression Fixtures Get Chrome Looks for German Talent Show

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 11, 2009
COLOGNE, Germany — For the finale of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS), a TV talent show featuring vocalists from Germany that has completed five seasons, six of the 30 GLP Impression XL luminaires sported a chrome finish. Read More...

Da-Lite Names Teevan VP of European Corporate Operations

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 11, 2009
WARSAW, IN — Da-Lite Screen Company promoted Matthew Teevan to the position of vice president of European corporate operations.  In his new position, Teevan will be managing director of Projecta in the Netherlands and managing director of Procolor in France.  In addition, Mr. Teevan will be responsible for Da-Lite’s sales in Europe. Read More...

Retired White Light Console Put to Work for Sweeney Todd in Lithuania

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 8, 2009
VILNIUS, Lithuania — White Light and theatre owner ATG have been phasing out the Strand 500-series lighting consoles used for ATG’s U.K. venues, replacing them with ETC’s Eos and Ion consoles. But if the plan called for the older consoles to be used for rentals and parts, at least one of the units has been put to full-time work again for a Lithuanian production of Sweeney Todd. Read More...

Pink’s Funhouse Tour Supported by Brilliant Stages, XL Video

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 8, 2009
LONDON — The European tour supporting Pink’s fifth album, Funhouse, featured a set design by Mark Fisher of Stufish and lighting and show direction by Baz Halpin, with sets manufactured by Brilliant Stages. XL Video UK supplied cameras, PPU, LED surfaces, media servers and projection. Read More...

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