International News

Robe Used for Slovakian Launch of Audi Q5

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 9, 2009
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Robe moving lights were in action on the Slovakian launch of the new Audi Q5, staged in the former factory for Cvernovka fabric and produced by Promea for Porsche Interauto Slovakia. Read More...

Martin LC Series Creates Musical’s Rubik’s Cube

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 9, 2009
ESSEN, Germany — German musical Ich Will Spass!, currently playing at the Colosseum Theater, is a throwback to the more carefree days of the 1980s. Written and produced by Stage Entertainment, Ich Will Spass!"(I Want to Have Fun!) features a multi-colored Rubik's Cube illuminated using Martin LC Series LED panels. Read More...

Robe Gives Museum Costume Exhibit Theatrical Touch

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 9, 2009
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Lighting designer Andrej Hajdinjak approached Robe’s distributor MK Light Sound to assist in providing lighting for an exhibition of costumes by Slovenia costume designer Alan Hranitelj, staged at the National Museum of Slovenia. Read More...

Bloc Party’s “Intimacy” Tour Using I-Pix

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 8, 2009
GLASGOW, U.K. — Lighting designer Jonathan Armstrong, a.k.a. “Leggy,” is using 21 i-Pix BB7 LED wash lights and 19 i-Pix BB4 blinders for Bloc Party’s Intimacy world tour, the first time he’s used either fixture on one of his shows. Read More...

Crew Juggles Looks for UK’s “Don’t Forget The Lyrics”

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 8, 2009
MANCHESTER, U.K. — HSL continued its relationship with Granada TV Studios in Manchester and lighting designer Tom Kinane with the supply of LED and digital lighting for “Don’t Forget The Lyrics” presented by Shane Richie. Read More...

MAU Uses Selecon Gear for Artistic Performances

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 7, 2009
NEW YORK — Taking its name from the non-violent Samoan independence movement, MAU is an ensemble of artists using minimalist choreography, staging and lighting to make a visual commentary about life, social change and death, and lighting from a Selecon 575W MSR Zoomspot plays a key role. Read More...

Clay Paky Lights Berlin’s “Kie”

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 6, 2009
BERLIN—Qi – eine Palast Phantasie, also called Kie, is a stage show at the Friedrichstadtpalast Theatre, one of the world’s largest theatrical stages, with dance, ballet,  music and 100 costumed performers. The lighting rig used by Olaf Eichler and his crew included Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 300s. Read More...

Barco Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and 2008

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 5, 2009
KORTRIJK, Belgium — Barco announced its results for its fourth quarter and for all of 2008. While incoming orders booked in the company’s fourth quarter were, at 203.9 million euro, actually up 11.1 percent compared to the previous year, sales for the quarter declined to euro 207.9 million, down 6.6 percent compared to the same period of 2007. Earnings for the quarter were down 24.2 million euro after restructuring and impairment provisions. Before the same provisions, EBIT was down 2.0 million euro. Read More...

RAI’s Voyager, Clay Paky Light Up Ancient Mysteries

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 5, 2009
CAIRO — For a special episode Italian RAI TV2’s Voyager, Franco Rondana, photography director, used 60 Clay Paky projectors to shed light on some ancient mysteries along the Nile. “For the ‘Night of the Pharaohs,’ we took modern technology to ancient Egypt to create a unique meeting of cultures that are millenia apart,” Rondana said. Read More...

Figi Hotel Sets the Mood with Anolis LEDs

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 4, 2009
ZEIST, The Netherlands — The Figi Hotel is using Anolis LED fixtures as a practical lighting solution for six multi-functional rooms, three conference rooms, the hotel’s restaurant and the separate espresso bar. The hotel’s management approached Arnhem-based lighting supplier Relight when they wanted a change of lights for the six multifunctional rooms that double as bedrooms and conference suites with the aid of a movable partition, foldaway beds, electric roll-down screen and beamers. Read More...

The Inauguration Created Its Own Stimulus Package

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• February 4, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — With gigs aplenty in the nation’s capital, the inauguration provided more than a ray of hope to lighting and staging companies. In the span of eight days, for example, Atmosphere Inc. coordinated and executed lighting for 52 shows in 24 different venues across the city, including two of the largest — the Commander in Chief’s Ball for members of the military at the National Building Museum and the Youth Inaugural Ball at the Washington Hilton & Towers. Read More...

Cambridge University Marks 800 Years with Projected Video

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 29, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, U.K. — The first scholars at the University of Cambridge, who had split off from another group of scholars forming the University of Oxford in 1209, didn’t have the opportunity to learn about things like Christopher Columbus. It would be another 283 years before the New World explorer sailed the ocean blue. Read More...
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