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'Circle of Light' Festival in Moscow
'Circle of Light' Festival in Moscow

'Circle of Light' Festival in Moscow Lit with Martin Lighting Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MOSCOW — Harman's Martin fixtures illuminated the 5th International Circle of Light festival in Moscow for nine days last fall. Several architectural landmarks of the capital city were used in a variety of multimedia and lighting installations aimed at transforming urban spaces into canvases for innovative works of art. Russian company LBL developed the concept of the festival, and the team collaborated with designers from gst.moscow to deploy a range of modern lighting solutions, including Martin fixtures, in order to implement their creative ideas.

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NW Group Equipping New Zealand Venues with HES Hog Consoles
NW Group Equipping New Zealand Venues with HES Hog Consoles

NW Group Equipping New Zealand Venues with HES Hog Consoles

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

AUCKLAND - New Zealand’s theatres, venues and hire companies have embraced the High End Systems Hog platform, with multiple units installed around the country by NW Group. The latest addition, a Road Hog 4 in Auckland’s SKYCITY Theatre, joins a flagship Hog 4 in Tauranga’s Baycourt Theatre, a Road Hog 4 in Auckland’s Bruce Mason Theatre, multiple Hog models across the seven council-run Positively Wellington Venues, and Hogs for hire across the country.

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President Obama and Chancellor Merkel both visited Harting's booth in Hannover, Germany
President Obama and Chancellor Merkel both visited Harting's booth in Hannover, Germany

President Obama and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel Visit Harting's Booth at Hannover Trade Fair

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

HANNOVER, Germany – It might be unusual for the head of a world power to pay a visit to any company's trade show booth. But Harting Technology Group noted that both U.S. president Barack Obama and Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit, at the same time, to the company's booth during the opening of the world's largest industrial trade show, which took place April 25-29 at the Hannover Messe exhibition center.

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Elite Sound and Lighting’s Darren Russell on the left with Andrew Tweedie, CTC’s Head of Lighting
Elite Sound and Lighting’s Darren Russell on the left with Andrew Tweedie, CTC’s Head of Lighting

Canberra Theatre Center Invests in Robe

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

CANBERRA, Australia - Canberra Theatre Centre (CTC) has three main venues – the 1,244 seat Canberra Theatre; The Playhouse, which holds 614; and The Studio, a black box space with 100 capacity. Last year, the CTC invested in its first moving lights. Head of lighting Andrew Tweedie opted for Robe fixtures, which were delivered by Elite Sound and Lighting. Pictured here is Elite Sound and Lighting’s Darren Russell on the left with Andrew Tweedie, CTC’s Head of Lighting.

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The show runs through Sept. 4, 2016.
The show runs through Sept. 4, 2016.

Major Museum Exhibition Uses GLP LED Fixtures to Highlight Rolling Stones’ Long Career

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON –  Exhibitionism, a major museum retrospective of the Rolling Stones' long career in music, is taking over both floors of London's Saatchi Gallery through Sept. 4. The multi-media show features more than 500 artifacts within nine gallery spaces. Woodroffe Bassett Design (WBD) is using GLP LED fixtures supplied by White Light for the exhibition. They include 25 GLP impression X4 fixtures and six of the new X4 Bar 20 batten fixtures.

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Riverdance photo by Louise Stickland
Riverdance photo by Louise Stickland

PSI Supports New Riverdance Production with Double-Braked Hoists

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DUBLIN and BELFAST - Production Services Ireland (PSI), a Dublin- and Belfast-based lighting, rigging and visuals production specialist, is supplying lighting and rigging equipment to the current UK and European tour of Riverdance, one of the most successful dance shows in the world. It’s PSI’s fourth tour with Riverdance. On this tour, they have made a substantial investment  in the new EXE-Rise 1000kg 8:1 double-braked electric chain hoists  – the first off the production line in Italy, delivered to PSI by Area Four Industries through Adam Beaumont. They are part of a total investment in over 50 new motors.

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The rig included 43 Robe BMFL Spots, 65 Pointes, 64 LEDBeam 1000s and 48 CycFX 8 fixtures.
The rig included 43 Robe BMFL Spots, 65 Pointes, 64 LEDBeam 1000s and 48 CycFX 8 fixtures.

Grand Gig featuring DJ Fedde Le Grand in Amsterdam Puts Its Hands Up for Robe

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

AMSTERDAM - Dutch House DJ Fedde Le Grand performed his Grand 2016 event at Amsterdam’s 20,000 capacity Ziggo Dome in mid-March. The sold out event featured an impressive  lighting design by JJ Rotte from Dutch lighting and visual creative practice Light Image. Rotte included more than 200 Robe moving lights in the design. The lighting complemented a set design by Sightline Productions and included 43 Robe BMFL Spots, 65 Pointes, 64 LEDBeam 1000s and 48 CycFX 8 fixtures.

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Photo by Greg Westwood
Photo by Greg Westwood

Foxes U.K. Tour Includes Robe Moving Lights

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Singer / songwriter Foxes (Louisa Rose Allen), whose vocals were featured on "Clarity" by Zedd, recently toured the U.K. with a new lighting design created by Jake Vernum. Working with LD Cate Carter of Bryte Design, the lighting looks relied upon Robe fixtures included five LEDWash 1200s, six Pointes and six LEDBeam 100s. At larger venues such as London's Roundhouse, the tour rig was complemented by house-supplied lighting including additional Robe moving lights.

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