International News

Avolites Gets Festive On Oxford Street For NSPCC Little Stars

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Avolites has powered lighting for a one-off star-studded concert at the official switch-on of Oxford Street's Christmas lights, where charity partner for the 2016 display the NSPCC hosted a 'Children's VIP day' to celebrate the launch of its festive fundraising campaign 'Little Stars'. Oxford Street was completely closed to traffic between 9:30am and 8:30pm for the well-attended event, produced by London-based production company Wilde Ones.

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'West Side Story,' Staged in Milan, Lit with Claypaky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MILAN, Italy - A musical masterpiece returned to the stage at the Teatro Manzoni in Milan. The moving scenery designed by Cristiano Colombi dynamically creates the various different settings. All of them recall the Upper West Side of New York, where the story is set, and Claypaky's light beams shine out. The work of the creative staff involved in producing the musical was focused on lighting the scenery. Valerio Tiberi was asked to design the show lighting.

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Lighting designer Valerio Tiberi lit the opera in Moscow. Photo courtesy Brescia e Amisano
Lighting designer Valerio Tiberi lit the opera in Moscow. Photo courtesy Brescia e Amisano

'Simon Boccanegra' in Moscow Lit with Claypaky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MOSCOW – The three-act melodrama Simon Boccanegra is characteristic of Giuseppe Verdi's determination and modernity. It was staged at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, which is fitted with a number of Claypaky lights, and broadcast live on a giant screen in front of the theatre itself. This Verdi opera rounded off the La Scala summer tour in Moscow.

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During the most recent technical renovation at the Opera house, PRG KK, Claypaky’s distributor in Japan, installed Claypaky Alpha Profile 700 ST, Alpha Profile 1500 ST and Alpha Wash 1500.
During the most recent technical renovation at the Opera house, PRG KK, Claypaky’s distributor in Japan, installed Claypaky Alpha Profile 700 ST, Alpha Profile 1500 ST and Alpha Wash 1500.

Lighting Rig for New National Theatre in Tokyo Includes Claypaky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

TOKYO - The New National Theatre, Tokyo (NNTT) is one of the world’s finest art theatres which opened in October 1997 as a complex of theatres dedicated to the performing arts of opera, ballet, dance and drama.  NNTT has three theatres; The Opera House, The Playhouse, and The Pit.  Each is equipped with facilities of the latest technologies and designed to accommodate diverse requirements from productions to be performed every night.

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Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London
Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London

Artistic Licence at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Artistic Licence recently devised a solution for the complex lighting control requirements at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, a conference venue in Westminster, London. The centre was in the final stages of a major refit. Main contractor, Overbury had brought in Delmatic to install a sophisticated house lighting system using DALI fixtures. The difficulty was that, on a regular basis, the DMX512-based production lighting system would need to take control of aspects of the house lighting.

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S+H  in use at Strictly Come Dancing

S+H Celebrates 10 Years of Strictly

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Drapes, LED, video and special effects specialist S+H Technical celebrated its 10th season supporting the BBC’s  hit series Strictly Come Dancing with drapes, starcloth and a variety of other ‘soft goods’ and effects. S+H was again working with BAFTA Award winning set and scenic designer Patrick Doherty – who is a regular client – helping realize his vision for a spectacular magical environment which he creates for the series. 

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Nobel Peace Prize Concert Presents Bold Laser Show

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

OSLO, Norway — An impressive laser show was performed during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, to add to the reflective mood and atmosphere surrounding the award ceremony. Laserteknikk AS, one of Norway's premier laser, lighting, and special effects companies were brought in to oversee all lighting aspects of the concert. It was the second year in a row Laserteknikk AS oversaw the production.

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The grandMA2-controlled rig includes The lighting lighting system includes Claypaky Alpha Profile 800 STs. Photo courtesy AIDA Cruises
The grandMA2-controlled rig includes The lighting lighting system includes Claypaky Alpha Profile 800 STs. Photo courtesy AIDA Cruises

AIDAprima Cruise Ship Sails with Claypaky

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

HAMBURG, Germany - The AIDAprima, the latest addition to the AIDA Cruises fleet, was christened in Hamburg on May 7, 2016. The ship has many attractions, like the Beach Club with Caribbean feel for 365 days a year, and the Four Elements area with water slides and climbing walls, not to mention first class entertainment. The choice of lights on board the AIDAprima fell on Claypaky and Lightpower, owing to these companies many years of experience and professional expertise.

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Elation LED Solutions for Ice Rink at Historic Tower of London

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - There are few more unique places to ice skate than in the 1000-year-old moat at the world-renowned Tower of London. Skaters can enjoy a festive experience in what is normally a totally off limits area while being immersed in dynamic lighting effects from Elation Professional LED luminaires. One-stop event services provider Figure of Eight Events Ltd (figureofeightevents.co.uk) has provided all power, lighting and sound reinforcement.

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