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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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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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Wroclaw, Poland visuals enhanced by d3 media servers. Photo by Dunvael Photography courtesy d3.
Wroclaw, Poland visuals enhanced by d3 media servers. Photo by Dunvael Photography courtesy d3.

Wroclaw, Poland Celebrates 'Capital of Culture' Status with d3 Media Server-Enhanced Visuals

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

WROCLAW, Poland  – Wroclaw, Poland marked its role as one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2016 with the Flow, a series of happenings, performances, dance and musical spectacles celebrating the city and its residents.  The multimedia finale of the Flow depicted the history of Wroclaw in four acts.  It was delivered by 300 artists and 45 water craft on the River Odra and watched by some 50,000 residents and visitors. 

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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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Afrikaans is Groot
Afrikaans is Groot

Showcase for Afrikaans Artists in South Africa Lit with MGG-Supplied Clay Paky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - For Afrikaans is Groot, a showcase for Afrikaans artists in South Africa backed by record label Coleske Artists, MGG has been serving as the main technical suppliers. LDs Joshua Cutts and Christopher Bolton split the design load for the concerts, staged in Pretoria in the last fall and Cape Town this spring. They designed and programmed the looks on separate grandMA consoles on the same network, using 24 universes to control a rig that included MGG's Clay Paky A.Leda B-Eyes (K20 and K10), Sharpys, Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1500s and some Clay Paky Mythos units as well.

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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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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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The QER SFX team were called upon to supply custom visuals for Foals, Muse, and Adele on both Friday and Saturday night. Pictured here, the company's confetti effect.
The QER SFX team were called upon to supply custom visuals for Foals, Muse, and Adele on both Friday and Saturday night. Pictured here, the company's confetti effect.

Glastonbury Pyramid Stage Fights Dampened Spirits with Assist from QER SFX

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

GLASTONBURY, U.K. - QER SFX provided confetti, streamers, and pyrotechnics for three major headline acts at the muddiest Glastonbury on record. Battling against pouring rain and mud that threatened to swallow flight cases, the company, which has offices in the U.K. and U.S., serviced its biggest Glastonbury festival to date. With trends in special effects rapidly becoming a staple of festival entertainment, the QER SFX team were called upon to supply custom visuals for Foals, Muse, and Adele on both Friday and Saturday night.

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Bristol Summer Series - James Bay
Bristol Summer Series - James Bay

Utopium Helps Bristol Summer Series Shine

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BRISTOL, U.K. – The Bristol Summer Series returned for four nights of live music, set against the backdrop of Bristol’s iconic Harborside, from June 22-25. Bristol Summer Series welcomed a host of international acts including headliners Catfish and The Bottlemen, Sigur Rós, The Last Shadow Puppets and James Bay. Once again Utopium was called upon to light up the event as well as designing and delivering architectural lighting to illuminate the Lloyds Amphitheatre building. Utopium’s Colin Bodenham and Jon Newman combined their skills to help create a stunning setting for Metropolis Music, through the supply of a comprehensive lighting production, including newly acquired equipment from Utopium’s extensive inventory.

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AJS replaced the aging lighting console with a Road Hog 4 setup from High End Systems.
AJS replaced the aging lighting console with a Road Hog 4 setup from High End Systems.

AJS Provides HES Road Hog 4 Console for Educational/Live Performance Venue in Australia

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PLAYFORD, Australia – Northern Sound System, an educational facility that also offers a 400-capacity venue that can be rented for live performances, recently turned to local installation and production company AJS for a lighting control system update. AJS replaced the aging lighting console with a Road Hog 4 setup from High End Systems.

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