International News

Total Show Pro Goes with Robe

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MERIDA, MX. - Merida, the capital of Yucatan State in Mexico is a thriving, buzzing hub of culture and industry, rich with Mayan and Colonial –- Spanish, French and British – heritage and a lively contemporary arts and live performance scene, lots of greenery and arguably, the best ice cream in Mexico! Based on the north west of this picturesque city is Total Show Pro, a full technical production company delivering lighting, sound, video and staging - design and equipment - founded by Claudio Pasos four years ago.

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Ron StageMaster from Eilon Engineering Monitors Large Rig for 2016 'Swedish Idol' Finale

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - With a history of pop music success, including multiple Eurovision Song Contest victories, perhaps no country embraces reality song competitions like Sweden. One good example is the well-known Idol franchise, which has been one of the most popular shows on Swedish television since debuting in 2004. The 12th Swedish Idol season started airing on TV4 in August 2016 with a finale show held Dec. 8 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.

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Solaris Flare Q+ LR Makes Concert Debut on The Weeknd World Tour

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

STOCKHOLM - Grammy award winning singer/songwriter The Weeknd kicks off his 2017 world tour this month in Stockholm, with concert dates scheduled through July in Europe and the Americas.  The dynamic stage design boldly features 88 new Solaris Flare Q+ LR linear fixtures. Lighting designer Sooner Routhier of SRae Productions Spec’d the new Flare LR Fixtures.

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Stampede Drone Arena Returns to ISE for 2017
Stampede Drone Arena Returns to ISE for 2017

Stampede Drone Arena Returns to ISE for 2017

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International News

AMSTERDAM — The Stampede Drone Arena, which debuted at ISE 2016, returned to the big AV trade show, which runs Feb. 7-10 at RAI Amsterdam. This year’s Stampede Drone Area drew visitors to Hall 14 at Stand 14-A100 with a roster of manufacturers that included Yuneec, DJI, VideoBank, Virtual Air Boss, Trackimo, Agrowing, GPC, xFold, Amimon, Elistair, Droneify, Hoverfly, Christie, Vidyo, Aerialtronics, and Hitachi. Stampede also announced updated training programs and educational resources for 2017.

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Prolight + Sound 2017: Winners of Opus German Stage Award Announced

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

FRANKFURT - Two projects have been chosen for this year’s Opus – German Stage Award. An Opus in the stage and lighting design category honours the ‘Get Loud Open Air Tour 2016’ by Rea Garvey. Additionally, an award is to be given in the Technical Realisation category for Ulrich Rasche’s production of Schiller’s ‘The Robbers’ at the ‘Residenztheater’ in Munich. Opus is one of the foremost awards in the field of theatre and stage production and will be presented during Prolight + Sound, International Fair of Technologies and Services for Entertainment, Integrated Systems and Creation, in Frankfurt from 4 to 7 April 2017.

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Mamma Mia Estonia

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

TARTU, ESTONIA - Vanemuine Theatre in Estonia's cultural hub of Tartu has premiered the country's first version of the classic ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia" staged in Vanemuine’s Big House auditorium, directed by Ain Mäeots with lighting designed by Meelis Lusmägi. The LD took advantage of Vanemuine’s house rig which includes Robe moving lights, weaving MMX Spots, 600E Spots,  LEDWash 1200s and  LEDWash 600s into his scheme for the lively and colorful show set on the Greek island of Kalokairi on the eve of Sophie’s wedding to Sky.

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Elation Professional Now Offering ArKaos Pro Products in Europe

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

EUROPE - Elation Professional is pleased to announce that the company is now offering the complete ArKaos product line of software and media servers in several European countries and serve as the main value-added dealer of ArKaos Pro products in the UK. ArKaos professional solutions for the show and lighting market are used all over the world by leading designers and rental companies. Elation Europe’s first opportunity to represent the ArKaos Pro product line will be February 7-10 at the ISE trade show in Amsterdam on Elation Stand 12-F40.

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Opeth Sorceress tours with Ayrton DreamPanel™-Twin

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

EUROPE - Kicking off with twenty dates in America at the start their Sorceress world tour, Swedish band Opeth brought their show to Europe in November, opting for a single show at Wembley Arena for their UK audience.  Magnus Boyd has been lighting the band for the last eighteen months: “During the tour, we have done two special extended sets at Radio City and Belasco in LA, featuring songs from the Deliverance and Damnation albums before performing a third at Wembley Arena,” he says.

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Spotlight on MILOS roofs

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

CZECH REPUBLIC - The quarterly spotlight series from MILOS continues with a focus on temporary roofs! From January until the end of March, MILOS will release a total of four technical videos from their experts Marc Hendriks (A4I R&D Director) and Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Tripp (A4I Technical Director). The videos will cover a range of important information about temporary demountable outdoor structures, such as applicable regulations, loads, the effects of wind, etc.

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Robe Visits the Palace

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Palace are a much anticipated four piece indie blues rock band from London about which there’s lots of anticipation and excitement and an acclaimed debut EP, “Lost in the Night”. Lighting designer Steve Bewley - well known for this work with Enter Shikari, London Grammar, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah and a string of other interesting alt artists –- was asked to light a recent showcase gig at the Electric in Brixton, London, for which he chose to use an all-Robe floor package which was supplied by Dragonfly Lighting.

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Putting LED into the Magic Lamp

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BLACKPOOL, UK - Lighting designer Andy Webb seized a recent pantomime production of “Aladdin” staged at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool, UK as the opportunity to design an all-LED moving and specials lighting rig which was all Robe. Andy had been working on an LED lighting concept for the last two pantomime seasons … with an increasing percentage of the rig becoming LED, and this year he felt the time was right to make a complete switch to LED moving lights and specials.

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