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  • Machu Picchu anniversary display

    Outdoor Lighting Display Helps Mark Machu Picchu Anniversary

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 25, 2011

    MACHU PICCHU, Peru — Machu Picchu, which dates from the 15th century, is perched on a narrow ridge in the Andes nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. It was abandoned a century after it was built, then grew famous as a centuries-old marvel after American historian Hiram Bingham brought the “lost city” to international attention in 1911.

  • Atterbury Theatre

    South African Theatre Equipped with Philips Selecon Lighting

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 25, 2011

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Philips Selecon reseller DWR Distribution worked with Pieter-Jan Kapp, theatre consultant for the 420-seat Atterbury Theatre, on the lighting rig for the venue, which has been compared in terms of production quality to theatres on London’s West End. Read More...

  • Martin gear at Oriflame meeting

    Eurovision Standout Performs at Oriflame 2011 Directors Meeting with Martin Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 20, 2011

    KIEV, Ukraine — For this year’s annual Oriflame directors meeting, attended by some 6,000 of the cosmetic company’s representatives from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, set designer Nik Vishnevetski and lighting designer Dimitri Pruidze supported a performance by Eurovision 2008 winner Dima Bilan with a lighting rig including fixtures and control gear made by Martin Professional and supplied by Gali-Leo Rental. Read More...

  • Robe at EXIT

    Studio Berar’s Lighting Designs for EXIT Festival Include Robe Gear

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 20, 2011

    NOVI SAD, Serbia — The four-day EXIT festival drew more than 100,000 to the Petrovardin Fortress on the banks of the River Danube to hear Jamiroquai, Nick Cave, Pulp, James Zabiela, Fedde le Grand, Underworld, Marco Cariola, Beirut, Laibach and other artists perform. Studio Berar, who has supported the festival since it began in 2000, once again included fixtures from Robe in the rig for two of the larger stages. Read More...

  • From left, Emma Thompson, Steve Warren, Avolites; Andrew Smith, Guy Lovegrove, BRIT School; Koy Neminathan, Avolites; Martin Locket, PRG UK

    BRIT School Benefits from New Avolites Gear

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 16, 2011

    LONDON — The BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology received a Tiger Touch and Titan Mobile for their performance spaces, part of a deal coordinated between PRG UK CEO Martin Locket, Avolites sales director Steve Warren, and also BRIT School’s Andrew Smith, (technical manager) and Guy Lovegrove (production manager). Read More...

  • Peugeot UK reveal

    Peugeot UK Reveal for 508 Series Cars Lit by Martin MAC 101s

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 15, 2011

    BIRMINGHAM, UK — LD Paul Moorhouse chose Martin gear, including MAC 101 fixtures, for Peugeot UK’s recent reveal for its 508 series cars at Birmingham’s ICC.  Storm Lighting provided the fixtures. Read More...

  • Helsinki Music Centre. Photo: Ola Laiho

    Helsinki Music Centre Equipped with Gear from Philips Entertainment Lighting

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 14, 2011

    HELSINKI, Finland — The €180 million Helsinki Music Centre has been equipped with an array of lighting fixtures supplied and installed by Philips Entertainment’s Finnish distributor, Hedcom. Key goals included the assurance that all lighting fixtures operated silently and efficiently with minimum heat output.

  • Reazione A Catena

    Italian TV’s “Chain Reaction” Game Show Lit with Robe Gear

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 13, 2011

    ROME — Over 90 Robe moving lights, including the new Robin 600 LEDWash serve as the core lighting fixtures for RAI TV’s Reazione A Catena (Chain Reaction), an Italian game show series where contestants compete in a search for hidden words. Veteran LD Massimo Castrichella, who has been using Robe gear for seven years, specified the fixtures. Read More...

  • Playboy Club London

    Playboy Club London Reopens with New LED Gear from SGM

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 13, 2011

    LONDON — The Playboy Club London, which reopened 30 years after it closed, updates classic Playboy Club elements with new concepts in lighting and low-res video. At the Cottontail Lounge, for example, Playboy Bunnies serve the drinks, but new SGM LED lighting fixtures compete for visual attention. Read More...

  • Assembling Assembly Hall

    Jands Staging Provides Assist for Sydney Grammar Senior School Venue

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 13, 2011

    SYDNEY —  Jands Staging is working with Peddle Thorp & Walker (PTW), City Electrical and The PA People on the Assembly Hall performing arts and music venue at the Sydney Grammar Senior School. Southern Cross Projects is the builder. Read More...

  • Coemar at Gardaland

    Coemar Gear Chosen For Gardaland Theatre

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 9, 2011

    CASTELNUOVO DEL GARDA, Italy — LD Jerry Roberto Romani and the technical staff of Gardaland chose Coemar Infinity ACL M moving light fixtures for the recently-redesigned Art Deco theatre at the Gardaland amusement park located near Lake Garda. Read More...

  • Alina Ibragimova performed at the Manchester International Festival (MIF) in collaboration with The Brothers Quay and DBN

    Alina Ibragimova Performs at MIF with Lighting Support from DBN

    PLSN Staff | International News | August 9, 2011

    MANCHESTER, UK — Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova performed at the Manchester International Festival (MIF) in collaboration with The Brothers Quay, a filmmaking/animation firm. The event was staged in and around the library of the Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and was supported with lighting by DBN.

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