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Valook showcased Clay Paky’s Mythos, Glow Up, Scenius Spot, Sharpy, Sharpy Wash, B-EYE K10 and K20, Stormy and Stormy CC fixtures.
Valook showcased Clay Paky’s Mythos, Glow Up, Scenius Spot, Sharpy, Sharpy Wash, B-EYE K10 and K20, Stormy and Stormy CC fixtures.

Clay Paky Distributor in Chile Showcases Fixtures Atop Skyscraper in Santiago

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SANTIAGO, Chile – Clay Paky’s Chilean distributor, Valook, showcased more than 80 units of the company’s latest fixtures as part of an Open Day event for local rental and production companies, theatres, lighting designers and TV representatives. Organized by Valook – which has been a Clay Paky distributor since 2014 - the event was held on the rooftop of Santiago’s 64-storey Costanera Center Tower. Featured fixtures included Clay Paky’s Mythos, Glow Up, Scenius Spot, Sharpy, Sharpy Wash, B-EYE K10 and K20, Stormy and Stormy CC fixtures.

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Colin Bodenham from Utopium in London and Bristol, UK
Colin Bodenham from Utopium in London and Bristol, UK

U.K.-Based Utopium Invests in New Lighting and Rigging Equipment

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON and BRISTOL, U.K. - Utopium has invested in new lighting and rigging equipment to bolster the production company's already extensive inventory. Utopium now stocks SGM P-2s (LED RGBW Floods), Martin MAC Quantum Profile LED moving lights, Chauvet Rogue R1 LED moving wash lights, Robert Juliat Roxie LED followspots, SGM G-Spots (LED IP65 moving profiles), SGM Q-7s (LED IP65 strobe / flood / blinders) and ProLights Z8 LED IP65 wireless battery battens. Pictured here is Utopium's Colin Bodenham.

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Armin Only - Embrace
Armin Only - Embrace

DJ Armin van Buuren Helms Four-Hour Trance Event in Amsterdam with Robes in the Rig

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

AMSTERDAM - For DJ Armin van Buuren's new ‘Armin Only’ mega-show at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, titled 'Armin Only - Embrace,' the same technical and creative team backing the ‘Armin Only - Intense’ world tour in 2014 used 162 Robe moving lights. A blend of Pointes, LEDWash 600s and LEDBeam 100s were unleashed for the four-hour trance event.

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The setup included 2 x PR 1200 follow spots 68 x PR XL1200 Spot moving heads; 126 x PR XR300, XR330 and PR XR200 Beams; and 48 x PR XLED 336 Beam fixtures.
The setup included 2 x PR 1200 follow spots 68 x PR XL1200 Spot moving heads; 126 x PR XR300, XR330 and PR XR200 Beams; and 48 x PR XLED 336 Beam fixtures.

Sound Provider Adds Lighting to Production Duties for Argentina Wine Festival Events

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MENDOZA, Argentina - Merino Producciones added lighting to its audio production duties for the Fiesta de la Vendimia (Grape Harvest Festival) at Frank Romero Day Greek Theater, located in Mendoza’s General San Martin Park. Merino Producciones' Mariano Velasco looked after the lighting rig, which included an assortment of lighting fixtures from PR Lighting.

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Verstehen Sie Spass
Verstehen Sie Spass

LD Thomas Gerdon Highlights Artist Performances on German TV Show with Elation Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MUNICH, Germany - Lighting Designer Thomas Gerdon of gerdon MEDIADESIGN used an Elation Professional lighting package to light artist performances on the German RV program Verstehen Sie Spass. Broadcast on the ARD television network, the show offers both music performances and Candid Camera-style pranks. The rig includes Platinum SBX moving heads, Satura Spot CMY Pro LED moving heads, Platinum Wash ZFX Pro XL LED wash lights and ACL 360 Roller effect lights.

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For De Groote Rappel, freelance LD Michel Jacobs worked with Timothy Haesevoets from Leopoldsburg City Theatre on a unique lighting setup
For De Groote Rappel, freelance LD Michel Jacobs worked with Timothy Haesevoets from Leopoldsburg City Theatre on a unique lighting setup

Theatrical Spectacle in Belgium Uses Robe Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LEOPOLDSBURG, Belgium — For a large scale promenade theatrical spectacle, titled De Groote Rappel, freelance LD Michel Jacobs worked with Timothy Haesevoets from Leopoldsburg City Theatre on a unique lighting setup that included Robe fixtures.

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Quantum racer Vin Burdock
Quantum racer Vin Burdock

Robe Backs Powerboat Racing in U.K.

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Robe announced that it is sponsoring the U.K.-based Quantum Racing powerboat team and their boat, 'Quantum,' for the 2016 P1 UK SuperStock powerboat racing season. The sponsorship followed a chance meeting between Robe UK’s MD Mick Hannaford and Vin Burdock (pictured here), a rising star in the sport, who made his P1 SuperStock debut in 2015.

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Unibail-Rodamco and Lever de Rideau relied upon 14 Crystal air ventilated balloons from the Airstar European Network (AEN) for the opening the The Forum des Halles in Paris.
Unibail-Rodamco and Lever de Rideau relied upon 14 Crystal air ventilated balloons from the Airstar European Network (AEN) for the opening the The Forum des Halles in Paris.

The Forum des Halles in Paris Unveils its New Canopy with Airstar

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PARIS– After five years of work and a €1M investment, the colossal project to refurbish the Forum des Halles in the heart of Paris was recently unveiled to Parisians. The new stylish shopping mall features a 140 by 80 meter canopy made of 18,000 scale shaped glass elements, which can be seen from outer space. As the owner of the Forum des Halles, business property group Unibail-Rodamco, wanted to offer a memorable and artistic experience at the venue's opening. Working with event company Lever de Rideau, they used 14 Crystal air ventilated balloons from the Airstar European Network (AEN).

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