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2016 Las Lunas Awards Show photo by Louise Stickland
2016 Las Lunas Awards Show photo by Louise Stickland

2016 Las Lunas Awards Show in Mexico City Lit with Robe Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MEXICO CITY - The 15th edition of the annual Las Lunas Del Auditorio – the Mexican live performance and music industry's prestigious awards – was staged at the National Auditorium in Mexico City, a star-studded event honoring national and international talent with 23 awards and nine dynamic live artist collaborations. Once again, the lighting was designed by one of Mexico’s best known LD’s Tiffy (German Castellanos), with more than 100 Robe fixtures on the rig, supplied by top rental company LED Project.

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The Bataclan, before the attacks
The Bataclan, before the attacks

Sting Performs as Bataclan Reopens, One Year After Attacks

Frank Hammel;
International News

PARIS — On Nov. 13, 2015, gunmen stormed the Bataclan as an Eagles of Death Metal concert was underway. Part of a coordinated terrorist attack on the city that left 130 dead, 90 were killed at the venue. On Nov. 12, 2016, the venue reopened, featuring a concert by Sting. Proceeds from the Sting concert, which sold out in 30 minutes, went to charities helping victims’ families and survivors.

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WIcreations Celebrates 10 years in Style
WIcreations Celebrates 10 years in Style

WIcreations Celebrates 10 years in Style

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BELGIUM - Entertainment engineering specialist WIcreations celebrated its 10th birthday in style over the weekend with a large party for its many fans, friends, clients and acquaintances in home town Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium. The company was founded by Hans Willems in 2006 to tackle all those challenging, crazy and innovative projects that occur in the industry … with style, flair and imagination.

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SolaSpots join the stage
SolaSpots join the stage

‘The Joan’ is High End Penrith’s PAC adds SolaSpots and Full Boar 4

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SYDNEY - The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in the Sydney suburb of Penrith is known affectionately by the locals as ‘The Joan’. Like the grand old dame herself, The Joan has fantastic stage presence, with a 580 seat concert hall, 378 seat theatre and a 90 seat studio. Like any flexible performance space, the concert hall at The Joan hosts everything from touring acts to local community groups, which means the technical staff have to get shows, and looks, up and running quickly.

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Ghent Floralien
Ghent Floralien

BMFLs for Ghent Floralien

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

GHENT, BE. It’s not every day that the opportunity presents itself to light something completely different, so when Belgian LD Thomas Boets was asked to light four sites across the city of Ghent for their 2016 Floralien (Flower Show), a quadrennial 10 day exhibition and extravaganza of floral and plant artistry and life organized by The Ghent Royal Society of Agriculture and Botany … he jumped at the opportunity!

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Albert 1, lit with Robe moving lights
Albert 1, lit with Robe moving lights

Production Staged on Belgian Castle's Moat Lit with Robe Moving Lights

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

WESTERLO, Belgium  For Albert 1, a new musical produced by Simon de Merode and staged around and on a series of pontoons floating on the moat of the Westerlo Castle in Belgium, LD Michel Jacobs lit the 150 by 100 meter performance space with Robe moving lights including 20 Robe BMFL Blades as the main fixtures. The sold-out show was seen by 1,850 people a night over two weeks.

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International Cultural Tour in Germany
International Cultural Tour in Germany

Claypaky Lights Up International Cultural Tour

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

POLAND - It’s been an eventful year for EVENTPRODUCTION Poland as the company took the International Festival of Language and Culture on the road to 17 different countries. Charged with handling technical production for all events, EVENTPRODUCTION’s lighting designers, Michał Mazurkiewicz and Piotr Pońsko, deployed a large number of Claypaky fixtures, chosen for their wide ranging creative options and reliability.

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Solaris Mozarts the Centerpiece for James Vincent McMorrow Tour
Solaris Mozarts the Centerpiece for James Vincent McMorrow Tour

Solaris Mozarts the Centerpiece for James Vincent McMorrow Tour

Frank Hammel;
International News

DUBLIN — Critically acclaimed Irish singer-composer James Vincent McMorrow’s kicked off his “We Move” world tour in Dublin on Oct. 7. Central to the set designed by Conor Jacob are Solaris Mozart RGB LED fixtures. The tour includes the UK, Europe, Canada, and the US, closing Dec. 1 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Volvo at Landvetter Airport
Volvo at Landvetter Airport

A PARfect Solution for Volvo at Landvetter Airport

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

GOTEBERG, SWEDEN - Robe PARfect S1 LED fixtures, delivering a crisp, well defined 6000K of white light - are providing a great solution at Landvetter International Airport in Goteborg, Sweden, where they are illuminating two separate Volvo car display areas – one in the Departures Hall and the other one airside in Arrivals by the baggage carousels. The fixtures were specified and installed by Mediatec, a Swedish company and specialist in exhibition and conference technical production, headquartered in Kungălv. 

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Gary Numan UK tour
Gary Numan UK tour

Avolites delivers 'full creative control' for Gary Numan UK tour

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

UK - Electropop pioneer Gary Numan has completed a critically-acclaimed UK tour, with lighting designer Luke Edwards of Cue Design Ltd selecting the compact yet versatile Tiger Touch II to control the show's stand-out visuals. "All my Gary Numan shows are very dynamic," says Edwards. "I find Avolites products allow me to achieve that very easily. The Tiger Touch II's intuitive functionality meant I could create a high-impact show with minimal programming time."

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Gran Torre  Santiago, Chile
Gran Torre Santiago, Chile

BMFLs Illuminate Tallest Tower in Latin America

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SANTIAGO, CHILE - Four Robe BMFL WashBeams were used to project bright, crisp, clear artwork, logos and slogans onto the side of the Gran Torre Santiago at the Constanera Centre in downtown Santiago, Chile, for an event launching the new Chevrolet Cruze car. At 300 meters (980 ft.) tall, the Gran Torre Santiago, designed by architect Cesar Pelli, is the highest building in Latin America. BMFLs positioned approximately 220 meters away were utilized to achieve this goal,

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