International News

Formula 1 Grand Prix Concerts Lit by Clay Paky Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 15, 2010
ABU DHABI, U.A.E. - "Yasalam", the Arabic word for "fantastic, amazing and astonishing" was the name for a Formula 1 Grand Prix last year, which included four nights of post-race concerts featuring Beyoncé, Aerosmith, Jamiroquai, and Kings of Leon. The shows were lit by more than 100 Clay Paky fixtures. Read More...

Prodigy Tours U.K. with GLP Impressions

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 14, 2010
LONDON - After seeing them in use at last summer's Isle of Wight Festival, LD Andy Hurst was impressed enough with the brightness, response speed and versatility of GLP's Impressions to add the moving LED light fixtures into the U.K. touring rig for Prodigy, the techno band fronted by Keith Flint. Read More...

Olympic Sailing Center Theatre Equipped with Robert Juliat Followspots

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 14, 2010
QINGDAO, China - The center that was designed for Olympic sailing events at the southern tip of China's Shandong Peninsula for the 2008 summer games has gotten a second wind as the national Training Centre for Aquatic Sports. It's also home to the annual 10-day Qingdao Sea Culture Festival and the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center Grand Theater, which has been equipped with four Robert Juliat Aramis 2500W HMI followspots. Read More...

Point Source Productions Helps Mark Australia Day in U.K.

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 14, 2010
LONDON - Eclipse Presentations commissioned Point Source to provide a lighting system for a recent event at the Australian High Commission in London marking Australia Day, Jan. 23. Read More...

Japanese Pop Singer Aiko Tours with MAC 301 Wash

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 14, 2010
TOKYO - For Japanese pop singer Aiko's Love Like Rock vol.4 tour last summer, LDs Masa-aki Kamishima and Masahide Maeda used a rig that included 12 MAC 301 Washes and 36 MAC 500s. Read More...

Wolfmother LD Chooses LSC Clarity Console

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 14, 2010
MELBOURNE, Australia - Dave Haus, LD for Wolfmother's New Moon Rising tour, chose LSC's Clarity console. Haus, whose company, Prodigy Lighting Design, is based in the U.S., came across a Clarity desk while programming a live TV broadcast in Colorado. Read More...

Olivier Award Nominees Include Adams, Clark, Henderson

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 14, 2010
LONDON - Lighting designers Kevin Adams, Jon Clark and Mark Henderson were among the nominees announced recently by the Society of London Theatre for the 2010 Olivier Awards, which honor top shows that have opened on London's West End the previous year. Read More...

SIB International, Show Way Exhibitions Cancelled

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 12, 2010
RIMINI, Italy - SIB International, an exhibition for lighting, audio and video gear that had been scheduled to run from April 18 to 20, 2010, has been cancelled. Organizers are setting their sights on a 2011 exhibition instead. Read More...

Clifton Productions Uses Robe for Australian Sports Ceremony

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 10, 2010
MELBOURNE, Australia - Clifton Productions supplied Robe moving lights, Anolis LED fixtures and other gear for this year's Brownlow Medal Count, staged at the Palladium Ballroom in Melbourne's Crown Casino complex. More than 1,000 top sports figures attended the televised event. Read More...

Berlin Celebrates the Fall of the Wall with W-DMX

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 9, 2010
BERLIN - Wireless Solution Sweden AB was recently in Berlin to help the city celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the wall. A focal point for the four-day event was the Festival of Freedom held at the Brandenburg Gate. Thousands attended, including representatives of the former GDR opposition, eyewitnesses, official guests and personalities from politics and culture. Read More...

Gearhouse SA Provides Lighting – and Venue – for Big Corporate Event

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 9, 2010
BAMBURI, Kenya - Gearhouse South Africa supplied lighting, AV, video, staging, sets, rigging and power - and the venue itself - for a corporate event staged by the Swedish cosmetics multinational Oriflame. It gave the company the first chance to deploy its new In2Structures SupaDome. Read More...

Supporting Role for “Mamma Mia” Given to Matt Plus

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 9, 2010
LONDON - For an oversized screening of the film Mamma Mia! watched by 8,000 ABBA-loving viewers at the O2 arena - including members of the London musical's cast - Matt Plus played an important supporting role. But there was no actor in either the movie or the live cast that went by that name; Matt Plus is the brand name Harkness Screens uses for the 108-foot-wide screen material itself. Read More...

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