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“Prima Donna,” Other Productions Use with EvenLED

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 4, 2009
MANCHESTER, U.K. —The set for Prima Donna, a new opera written by Rufus Wainright and performed at this year’s Manchester Festival, was lit with 111 panels of EvenLED, a modular LED cyc backlighting system. Read More...

PSI Supplies Event for Needy Children

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 4, 2009
BELFAST, U.K. — Production Services Ireland (PSI) supplied all lighting equipment and crew to the BBC Northern Ireland Children In Need event, staged at the Kings Hall in Belfast. Read More...

DBN Lights the Warehouse Project

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 3, 2009
MANCHESTER, U.K. — Working with LD Simon Barrington, DBN Lighting is supplying a full lighting system for The Warehouse Project series of dance events through Jan. 1 in the arches beneath Piccadilly Station.   Read More...

AB InBev HQ Facade Uses LED Billboard from Barco

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 3, 2009
LEUVEN, Belgium — Global brewer AB InBev has updated the façade of its headquarters building with a 23-square-meter DB-220 digital billboard from Barco. The LEDs flash company information, beer commercials and city announcements. Read More...

Adlib Supplies The Maccabees with Flexible Rig

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 3, 2009
LIVERPOOL, U.K. — Adlib supplied lighting and sound production for a recent tour by The Maccabees. Adlib’s Andy Rowe operated a lighting design created by Ian Tomlinson. The rig varied from a floor-based specials package that was used in conjunction with the house systems at each venue to a full rig supplied by Adlib for the Brixton and Manchester Academy shows.
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Brilliant Stages Supports Muse’s “Resistance” Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 1, 2009
LONDON — British alt rock band, Muse, are now on a world tour in support of their fifth album, Resistance. Brilliant Stages constructed the set, working with a design by Es Devlin, under the auspices of production manager Chris Vaughan. Read More...

Summit Steel Supports Sainsbury’s Conference

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 1, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. — Summit Steel supplied a Kinesys automation system with K2 control and all associated trussing and rigging to fly and track five projection screens in the main presentation area of the 2009 Sainsbury’s Our conference, staged at the NEC. Read More...

Robe Gear Lights “Play Me” in Finland

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 1, 2009
HELSINKI, Finland —Finnish lighting designer Mikki Kunttu has designed lights, screens and sets for the musical Play Me, a new production staged at the Swedish Theatre, based on a virtual reality game intertwined with a talent contest at the Q-Club.
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XL Video Supports Cliff and The Shadows Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 30, 2009
LONDON — XL video UK supplied a PixLED screen, cameras, PPU and crew to the 2009 Cliff Richard & The Shadows UK and European tour. LD Derek Jones designed video and lighting for the tour. Read More...

Clay Paky Gear Used for Claudio Baglioni Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 30, 2009
SYRACUSE, Italy — LD Mariano de Tassis credited Clay Paky fixtures for helping him fulfill Claudio Baglioni’s ideas for lighting his 2009 tour, which included stops in historic venues. “The original idea for the lighting design came directly from the artist and was then developed jointly by myself and Fabrizio “Bicio” Marchi, production and designer manager,” said de Tassis. Read More...

Riedel MediorNet Helps Berlin Celebrate the Fall of the Wall

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 28, 2009
BERLIN — For the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Riedel Communications delivered a comprehensive video, audio and communications distribution network for the multiple stages and video walls used at the event and the various departments. Read More...

Grupo Corpo Tours with ETC Selador Series LEDs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• November 27, 2009
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Paulo Pederneiras, lighting designer and artistic director for the Brazilian dance troupe Grupo Corpo, was looking to saturate the stage in changing colors. He and his tech staff found what they had been seeking in ETC’s Selador Series Paletta LED fixtures. Read More...

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