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MJF Lighting decided the scale of the production warranted new followspots and invested in four Robert Juliat Merlin 2500W HMI followspots specifically for the show
MJF Lighting decided the scale of the production warranted new followspots and invested in four Robert Juliat Merlin 2500W HMI followspots specifically for the show

Robert Juliat Merlin Followspots Shine During Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in New Zealand

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

WELLINGTON, NZ - When the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo came to the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand in February 2016, production supplier, MJF Lighting decided the scale of the production warranted new followspots and invested in four Robert Juliat Merlin 2500W HMI followspots specifically for the spectacular show.

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U.K.'s Key Theatre Unlocks Savings with Philips Selecon RAMA LED Fresnels
U.K.'s Key Theatre Unlocks Savings with Philips Selecon RAMA LED Fresnels

U.K.'s Key Theatre Unlocks Savings with Philips Selecon RAMA LED Fresnels

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PETERBOROUGH, U.K. - Key Theatre replaced its tungsten Fresnels with 36 energy-efficient Philips Selecon RAMA LED Fresnel luminaires to save on power and add functionality to the lighting system. The new fixtures were supplied and fitted by Stage Electrics, whose technical sales consultant, Andy Elsegood, recommended the RAMA LED Fresnels as a crisp, white LED solution for the theatre's range of stage lighting requirements.

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The troupe performs an atmospheric synthesis of classical and street dance
The troupe performs an atmospheric synthesis of classical and street dance

"Red Bull Wrong Side" by Jack's Garret Dance Troupe LIt with Martin Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MOSCOW— For Red Bull Wrong Side, a touring show featuring Jack's Garret, a nine person modern dance troupe, LD Evgeny Romakhin worked with a Martin M6 console to provide a special mood for each moment of the original, jointly choreographed work. The six-month tour culminated in a sold out series of shows at Moscow’s Pushkin Drama Theatre. Romakhin's Martin-controlled rig also included Martin lighting fixtures: 38 MAC Aura XBs, 18 MAC 700 Profiles, two Atomic 3000 DMXs and a MAC Viper Profile. Russia-based Laser-Kinetics supplied the gear.

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dbn supplied gear for the Main Stage (pictured here), Stage 3 (The Rotunda), Stage 5 (Elrow), Stage 6 (The Colonnade) and Stage 8. Photo by Justine Trickett
dbn supplied gear for the Main Stage (pictured here), Stage 3 (The Rotunda), Stage 5 (Elrow), Stage 6 (The Colonnade) and Stage 8. Photo by Justine Trickett

dbn Supplies Gear for Parklife 2016

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MANCHESTER, U.K. – Parklife, formerly known as The Parklife Weekender, is an independent music festival held annually in Manchester. This year’s event saw 140,000 people attend the two day festival held on June 11-12. dbn Lighting were back in Heaton Park, where they supplied lighting, rigging and LED screen to five out of the eight main performance areas – including the Main Stage, Stage 3 (The Rotunda), Stage 5 (Elrow), Stage 6 (The Colonnade) and Stage 8 which was hosted by two pumping club nights MTA and MK.

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Parade, staged at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, U.K. Photo by Anthony Robling
Parade, staged at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, U.K. Photo by Anthony Robling

Hope Mill Theatre Production of 'Parade' Lit with HSL-Supplied Lighting

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MANCHESTER, UK. - HSL supplied lighting for the musical drama, Parade, staged at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. The production features a lighting design by Aaron J. Dootson. Dootson’s lighting was a crucial element in creating the emotion, raw anxiety and political and moral issues of this incisive piece of theatre by Jason Robert Brown, which dramatizes the 1913 trail of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank for the murder and rape of 13 year old employee, Mary Phagan in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Show Technology supplied the gear, with technical manager Mike Gearin working with Bruce Dwyer to put the system together.
Show Technology supplied the gear, with technical manager Mike Gearin working with Bruce Dwyer to put the system together.

Sydney's Star Hotel and Casino Brightens with Clay Paky SuperSharpys

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SYDNEY — For Vivid Sydney 2016, the Star hotel and casino presented roof-mounted beams from 36 Clay Paky SuperSharpys, protecting each fixture from the elements with Clay Paky Igloos. Show Technology supplied the gear, with technical manager Mike Gearin working with Bruce Dwyer to put the system together. Thirty-six IP-rated ShowPro LED Flood EX36 were positioned between the Supersharpys for color wash.

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“We want to celebrate the Pink Floyd experience, not just with music but with lights and the entire stage presentation,“ said Anthony Macdonald, the LD who created the show.
“We want to celebrate the Pink Floyd experience, not just with music but with lights and the entire stage presentation,“ said Anthony Macdonald, the LD who created the show.

Pink Floyd Tribute Eclipse Creates Stage Presences With CHAUVET Professional

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND --  It was never just about the music with Pink Floyd. True, the psychodelic licks laid down by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers broke new ground, and yes their music resonates as vibrantly today as it did decades ago – but this band is remembered almost as much for its eye-popping shows as it is for its songs.  Pink Floyd’s legacy of bright, visually powerful stage productions lives on  today in New Zealand, thanks to a tribute band formed (quite fittingly) by a lighting designer who uses the color and intenstity of CHAUVET Professional fixtures to create lightshows that do the group’s legacy proud.

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he GLS team, headed by Wil Thomas and John Curtis, flew 12 Rogue R1 Beam, 8 Rogue R2 Wash and 8 Rogue R2 Beam fixtures on the upstage truss.
he GLS team, headed by Wil Thomas and John Curtis, flew 12 Rogue R1 Beam, 8 Rogue R2 Wash and 8 Rogue R2 Beam fixtures on the upstage truss.

GLS Lighting Warms Glastonbury’s Avalon Stage with Chauvet Professional Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PILTON, U.K. – The the lineup of folk/roots bands performing at the Glastonbury Festival's Field of Avalon performance area, GLS Lighting provided a rig that included a collection of Rogue and Strike 4 fixtures from Chauvet Professional. The GLS team, headed by Wil Thomas and John Curtis, flew 12 Rogue R1 Beam, 8 Rogue R2 Wash and 8 Rogue R2 Beam fixtures on the upstage truss.

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Professor Nicolai & Dr. Beckand on Dutch TV
Professor Nicolai & Dr. Beckand on Dutch TV

Dutch TV Show, "Professor Nicolai & Dr. Beckand," Lit with Robe Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

AALSMEER, The Netherlands —More than 100 Robe moving lights, including 40 DL7S Profile "full spectrum" LED fixtures, lit the craziness and mayhem of the latest series of Professor Nicolai & Dr. Beckand, a "mad science "-based TV quiz show recorded in Aalsmeer studios in the Netherlands and broadcast on prime-time Dutch national channel, RTL4. The show was lit by Martin Beekhuizen of lighting and visual design practice Light-H-Art, with lighting equipment supplied by Eventec, a company based at the studios and a technical service provider for the majority of programs created there.

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Photo by Michal Cerveny
Photo by Michal Cerveny

Robe Sponsors 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Lights Entertainment Stage

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

NOVE MESTO na MORAVE, Czech Republic - Robe sponsored the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships held in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic, part of Robe’s 2016 ‘Working with Winners’ initiative. Robe partnered with leading Slovakian rental company Q-99 for the 2016 Championships to supply over 100 of the latest Robe moving lights - Squares, BMFL Blades and BMFL WashBeams, Pointes and ColorStrobes - to the event’s entertainment stage.

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The show is noted for adventurous couture and lighting schemes.
The show is noted for adventurous couture and lighting schemes.

LD Rick Kay Uses GLP X4 Bars for Alternative Fashion Week in Berlin

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BERLIN, Germany – LD Rick Kay of the CORE Berlin collective joined forces with local rental company Lautwerfer at the end of 2014 to help deliver the inaugural Alternative Fashion Week. The event has since outgrown its origins at local techno club E-Werk and, for the March 2016 event, expanded into Berlin's Postbahnhof, a former railway station. Kay used  48 of GLP’s new X4 Bar 10 battens — 24 down each side of the stage — for that event.

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