International News

S+H Supplies Video Floor for Aztec UK

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

UK- S+H Technical, UK based specialist for LED visual effects, drapes and star cloths, supplied a spectacular LED dancefloor to enhance the atmosphere and vibes for a 10th anniversary party staged by award winning AV and event production company, Aztec. The event took place in the Royal Oak Room at the Emirates Stadium in London, famously home to Arsenal FC, and was attended by 200 plus guests, including clients, colleagues, suppliers and friends of Aztec who were entertained live by the Danny Mills Band and a DJ.

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Robe Sprinkles Extra Magic on Circus at Theatre Carré

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

AMSTERDAM - The highly acclaimed World Christmas Circus returned to Amsterdam’s Royal Theatre Carré for their 2016-17 season … for the first time with a new Robe moving light, which was chosen by the hugely popular and successful event’s long term lighting designer, Wim Dresens. Wim has lit the Christmas Circus for the last 20 years, and has also been engaged in circus-specific training over the years. which has enabled him to perfect the specialist techniques required to light horses – 37 featured in this year’s show - aerialists, acrobats and other circus performers.

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TSL Lighting Strengthens Inventory with Investment in HARMAN Products

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON – HARMAN Professional Solutions, the leading audio, lighting, video and control products and systems company, announced today that UK lighting rental supplier TSL Lighting has invested in a large quantity of Martin MAC Vipers to its rental stock. The investment includes the award-winning MAC Viper Profile and also the industry standard framing fixture – the MAC Viper Performance. Available for immediate rental, the MAC Vipers are now in stock at TSL’s base in Gatwick and have already been specified on a wide range of forthcoming rental projects by several lighting designers.

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ARRI is New Co-Partner of Berlinale Talents

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BERLIN – Berlinale Talents welcomes 250 emerging professionals from 71 countries to its 15th edition. Exploring the theme “Courage: Against All Odds”, the Talents will participate in a six-day program featuring over 100 events, with many open to the public. Environmental sculptor Christo is going to join Berlinale Talents. The acclaimed artist will be one of around 100 internationally renowned experts presenting and discussing their work. Berlinale Talents will again take place in the theatres of HAU Hebbel am Ufer from February 11 to 16, 2017.

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'Five Guys Named Moe'
'Five Guys Named Moe'

Firefly FloppyFlex on Stage for ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

Frank Hammel;
International News

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Clarke Peters’ jukebox musical Five Guys Named Moe, featuring R&B pioneer Louis Jordan’s greatest hits, has been delighting audiences at the Festival Square Theatre, Edinburgh. Called a “Christmas Carol in zoot suits,” the dazzling new production of the hit West End and Broadway musical features a cabaret set that includes 32 meters of the new Digital RGB FloppyFlex by Firefly.

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Serge Grimaux (l), Roland Wassink (r)
Serge Grimaux (l), Roland Wassink (r)

Intellitix Acquires Controlling stake in LOC Pay Systems

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

NETHERLANDS - Intellitix, global RFID cashless payment and access control innovator, has acquired a controlling stake in Netherlands based LOC Pay Systems, 9th January, 2017. LOC Pay Systems supplied 200 festivals and venues across Europe in 2016 with its token-based payment system and will continue to operate from its head office in Lochem, Netherlands, retaining its 13 full time employees under the management of CEO Roland Wassink.

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Christmas Spirit Shines At Antwerp Cathedral with Help From Chauvet Professional

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ANTWERP, Belgium -- Every December, visitors from throughout Europe visit the old market square of Belgium’s largest city to enjoy one of the continent’s most tradition-rich and colorful Christmas festivals. Adding to the warm Yuletide ambiance is the glowing lighting display that adorns the gothic buildings surrounding the square. At the heart of this panorama of light is the magnificent 123-meter-tall Cathedral of Our Lady illuminated by 50 CHAUVET Professional COLORado 1-Quad IP fixtures.

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Mutek Mexico a Burst of Creativity with Elation Lighting

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MEXICO CITY - Mutek is a unique festival that celebrates the inspirational power behind digital creativity while promoting the cutting edge in electronic music and the digital arts. It originated in Montreal in 2000 and after expanding internationally a Mexican edition has taken place each year in Mexico City since 2003. The thirteenth edition of Mutek Mexico took place from October 19-23 and was one of the largest to date with creative digital expression spread across ten locations around Mexico City.

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PRG Belgium Invests in ProLyft Controllers
PRG Belgium Invests in ProLyft Controllers

PRG Belgium Invests in ProLyft Controllers

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

TILDONK, Belgium - PRG Belgium has recently received a large batch of ProLyft Pro controllers, which will instantly be deployed on productions. After a thorough selection procedure, Prolyte was selected to supply PRG Belgium with its’ high-end control systems. Investing in 30 12-way control units is the first step in further professionalizing and renewing their rigging department.

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Spiiders for Placebo Tour

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON -Leading London based rental company Colour Sound Experiment was the first in the UK to purchase Robe’s brand new Spiider LED WashBeam moving light – with 30 being delivered directly after the PLASA expo in London in October. These went straight out on the Placebo “Retrospective” tour, with show visuals designed by Jvan Morandi. The tour is a showcase of the band’s ground-breaking work from 20 years at the forefront of indie and alt.rock.

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BMFLs for Avram Tal Tour

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ISRAEL - Ronen Najar, one of Israel’s leading lighting and visual designers has brought his imagination and style to the latest tour by Israeli singer Avram Tal, supporting his latest studio album ‘Now Life’. Between eight and 12 Robe BMFL Spots – depending on the size of the venue - are rigged upstage on the rear truss. These have been newly purchased especially for the tour by rental company Hakol Bakol based in Pardes Hana. This is their second Robe purchase and it was prompted by Ronen’s specification.

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