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Jeff Georgiou, who first purchased Robe gear in 2012, recently added BMFL Spots to his collection.
Jeff Georgiou, who first purchased Robe gear in 2012, recently added BMFL Spots to his collection.

A Megavision for Robe

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PERTH - Megavision is one of the leading Australian rental, technical production and installation companies. Based in Perth, Western Australia, it’s focused on offering clients in the event, hospitality, club, pub, production  rental / staging sectors superlative service and premium equipment together with imaginative technical solutions. Founded in 2001 by Jeff Georgiou Megavision’s first investment in Robe moving lights was four years ago.

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Photo by Brent Sandrock shows Manilow performing on an earlier leg of the One Last Time tour, in North America
Photo by Brent Sandrock shows Manilow performing on an earlier leg of the One Last Time tour, in North America

HSL Lights Barry Manilow on Tour, One Last Time

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - The very final leg of Barry Manilow’s “One Last Time” farewell tour saw the legendary singer play arenas in nine cities across the UK, culminating in a show stopping performance at London’s O2, with lighting equipment and crew supplied by Blackburn based HSL. Creative Director Seth Jackson designed and specified the rig as part of an elegant and stylish design to help ensure the star’s incredible live touring performances would linger much longer in the hearts, minds and memories of his hugely enthusiastic fan-base as this seminal ‘touring’ element of his career comes to an end.

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WorldStage provided lighting and video gear for the event.
WorldStage provided lighting and video gear for the event.

AOL NewFront Stages a Block Party at South Street Seaport with Support from WorldStage

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

NEW YORK – New media companies have been countering traditional broadcast and cable UpFronts with digital content NewFronts to showcase their original program slates to advertisers.  AOL upped the ante this year with “AOL Access: A New Kind of NewFront,” held in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport neighborhood.

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The structure was a 37 by 19 foot platform on 8-foot uprights.
The structure was a 37 by 19 foot platform on 8-foot uprights.

U.K. Theatre Makes Use of ModTruss as Structural Scenery

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SHEFFIELD, U.K. - For the Sheffield People's Theatre production of A Dream, described as a "modern-day mash up of Shakespearan romance," the production team made use of ModTruss as a structural piece of scenery.   The structure was a 37 by 19 foot platform on 8-foot uprights. It was made up of the three available sizes of aluminum ModTruss - 3", 6" and 12". The production was presented in Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.

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The rig included 24 XR 440 BWS and four XR 330 BWS fixtures.
The rig included 24 XR 440 BWS and four XR 330 BWS fixtures.

EDM Festival in Former German Steel Plant Lit with PR Lighting BWS Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

VOLKLINGEN, Germany —Focon Showtechnic, the German distributors for PR Lighting, noted that the Chinese manufacturer’s products were used at the Electro-Magnetic EDM festival in Völklingen, which drew close to 10,000 to the Völklinger Hütte on July 16. The Völklinger Hütte, a former steel plant and world cultural heritage site, was visually transformed for a lineup that included Robin Schulz, Alle Farben, Chopstick & Johnjon, Moguai, Richie Hawtin, and others.

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Mamma Mia plays in Peru
Mamma Mia plays in Peru

Clay Paky Scenius Spots Light 'Mama Mia" in South American Debut

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LIMA, Peru – The new Clay Paky Scenius Spot has landed in South America for the first time and is dubbed ‘fixture of choice’ by prolific lighting designer Mario Raez in the Peruvian staging of jukebox classic Mamma Mia at the Teatro Peruano Japones in Lima. Raez is the first lighting designer in South America to put the Scenius Spot through its paces, employing six of the units in his show.

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From left, Hanslee Lim (Regional Sales Director, Robe Asia Pacific), Lemmy Ibrahim (CEO of Lemmon Productions) and Albert Leong (Technical Sales Manager, Robe Asia Pacific).
From left, Hanslee Lim (Regional Sales Director, Robe Asia Pacific), Lemmy Ibrahim (CEO of Lemmon Productions) and Albert Leong (Technical Sales Manager, Robe Asia Pacific).

Robe Asia Pacific Provides Pointe Fixtures to Lemmon Productions in Jakarta, Indonesia

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

JAKARTA - Indonesia based Lemmon Productions purchased 54 Robe Pointe multipurpose moving lights. Pictured here are, from left, Hanslee Lim (Regional Sales Director, Robe Asia Pacific), Lemmy Ibrahim (CEO of Lemmon Productions) and Albert Leong (Technical Sales Manager, Robe Asia Pacific).

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RCI's Ovation of the Seas is part of its Quantum class of passenger ships.
RCI's Ovation of the Seas is part of its Quantum class of passenger ships.

Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas Sails with Elation Lighting and Video

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SOUTHHAMPTON, U.K. - Ovation of the Seas took its maiden voyage in April as the third Quantum class luxury cruise liner from Royal Caribbean International to feature an onboard Elation Professional lighting and video system. It follows the successful launch of Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, both of which sail with a full complement of energy-efficient Elation Professional products.

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Photo by Ralph Larmann
Photo by Ralph Larmann

New Clay Paky Spheriscans on stage with Vasco Rossi

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ROME – Vasco Rossi followed up his extensive tour in 2015 with another series of extravagant concerts this year, and LD Giovanni Pinna has a new tool in his arsenal - Clay Paky's Spheriscans. The artist performed a series of shows in late June that kicked off with an event at the the Lignano Sabbiadoro stadium on June 18 and drew big crowds, especially with his concert at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

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 AMG International provided more than 400 DTS fixtures for LD Claudio Tappi's lighting design.
AMG International provided more than 400 DTS fixtures for LD Claudio Tappi's lighting design.

Italian Rock Concert Performed by 1,200 Musicians Lit with DTS Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

CESENA, Italy - A band comprised of 1,200 musicians performed before a sold-out audience of 13,000 for a unique event, "Rockin'1000 - That's Live." The massive concert was staged on the lawn of the Manuzzi stadium in Cesena, Italy in late July.  LD Claudio Tappi used more than 400 DTS moving lights for this mega rock event. AMG International supplied the DTS fixtures for the gig.

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Photo by Chris Cooper
Photo by Chris Cooper

Eclectic Visuals at Glastonbury 2016 Rely on Avolites Consoles and Media Servers

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

GLASTONBURY, UK -  For nearly 40 years, Avolites equipment has been found surviving the mud in each corner of the Glastonbury Festival. This year the British manufacturer's consoles and media servers once again managed a wide swath of the impressive visuals supporting the music on the various stages, including the main stages and secondary performance spaces as well. They included the Pyramid Stage (powered by Avolites ART2000 dimmers), the Other stage, the John Peel stage, the West Holts stage, the Acoustic stage, the Arcadia Spectacular and The Temple immersive dance environment, and also the afterhours areas such as the Unfairground art field.

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