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Sydney’s Whitlam Theatre Upgrades with Hog 4 Consoles

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SYDNEY - The Revesby Workers’ Club in southwest Sydney is a regular stop for premiere touring acts. Its concert venue, the Whitlam Theatre, seats 750 in ‘dinner mode’ and 1,400 in theatre mode. The theatre is known for its big PA and excellent audio facilities, but, until recently, its lighting systems were struggling to keep up with the demands of modern touring acts. Revesby has changed all that with the purchase of High End System’s Hog 4 console plus a Playback Wing 4, bringing their venue back in line with the best in Australia.

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Ehrlich Brothers

Big Ehrlich Brothers Stadium Show Rig Includes Robe Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

FRANKFURT - Taking the genre of illusionism into a completely new dimension, brothers Chris and Andreas Ehrlich – who had already played to over half a million people on their “Magic – Experience Dreams” arena tour put on a special performance, “Magic – A Unique Stadium Show” at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt. Designing all visual departments and co-ordinating the OB and camera technology - for this spectacle was the team from Cologne based visual design and creative practice mo2, led by Manfred “Ollie” Olma.

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The ACL 360 Matrix fixtures were used for a variety of purposes including background lighting for the stage, backlighting for camera and special effect lettering
The ACL 360 Matrix fixtures were used for a variety of purposes including background lighting for the stage, backlighting for camera and special effect lettering

Europe’s re:publica Conference Lit with Elation ACL 360 Matrix Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BERLIN, Germany - Elation Professional’s ACL 360 Matrix moving head panel showed its versatility on the 10th edition of the re:publica Conference in Berlin. Called Europe's most popular conference on internet and society (think TED), the event took place May 2-4 at Station-Berlin in the heart of the German capital. The ACL 360 Matrix fixtures were used for a variety of purposes including background lighting for the stage, backlighting for camera and special effect lettering.

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Gentse Feesten Stage
Gentse Feesten Stage

LD Vince de Schinckel Uses Chauvet Fixtures for Festival Stage in Ghent, Belgium

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

GHENT, Belgium  – At the end of July every year, two million visitors gather on the medieval streets and market squares of Ghent, Belgium, for the annual 10-day Gentse Feesten, a music and arts festival with a 160-year pedigree. One of the more prominent stages is at the historic Sint-Baafsplein square. For that stage, LD Vince de Schinckel specified 16 Chauvet Professional Maverick MK2 Washes, 16 Maverick MK2 Spots, six Strike 4s and two Atmos smoke machines from Belgian rental specialists Euro PAl.

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A scene from Sunset Boulevard, which features lighting from Mark Henderson.
A scene from Sunset Boulevard, which features lighting from Mark Henderson.

Knight of Illumination Awards 2016 Theatre Shortlist Announced

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - The Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) Theatre judging panel has announced its shortlist for this year's ceremony, which will take place at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Sept. 18. Now in its ninth year, the KOI Awards honor international lighting and digital content designers working in the UK for projects involving TV, theatre and concert touring and events. Pictured here is a scene from Sunset Boulevard, which features lighting from Mark Henderson, one of the designers shortlisted for a KOI award this year.

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Lambert supplied some of the gear from his own company and turned to Entec for more.
Lambert supplied some of the gear from his own company and turned to Entec for more.

LD Richard Lambert Lights U.K.'s Jazz Dance Company Tour with Assist from Entec Sound & Light

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - LD Richard Lambert turned to Entec Sound & Light for he Jazz Dance Company's recent U.K. tour, "Unexpected Tales" for an assist. While Lambert provided his Zero 88 ORB XF control desk and a few fixtures including Chauvet Intimidator LED spots and GLP Atoms through his own business, Lambco, Entec supplied the power and data distribution, 11 Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 300s, 10 Martin MAC 700 Wash lights and eight overhead scaff bars.

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Herbert Gronemeyer Dauernd Jetzt Tour Lit with Robe Gear
Herbert Gronemeyer Dauernd Jetzt Tour Lit with Robe Gear

Herbert Grönemeyer's Dauernd Jetzt Tour Lit with Robe Gear

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

HAMBURG, Germany - The final leg of German artist Herbert Grönemeyer’s "Dauernd Jetzt" (Steady Now) tour included 12 shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. These were lit with Robe fixtures, including 20 Pointes and 47 BMFLs Spots supplied by Satis & Fy. German LD Gunther Hecker worked with Marc Lorenz, lighting director and technology integration specialist, on the evolving looks for the tour.

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Chauvet's Maverick MK2 Wash will be among the fixtures featured.
Chauvet's Maverick MK2 Wash will be among the fixtures featured.

BPM | PRO Event in Birmingham, U.K. to Feature Chauvet Professional Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BIRMINGHAM, UK --  This year, the biggest BPM | PRO event is set to take place Sept. 11-13 at the NEC Genting Arena in Birmingham, U.K., a 16,000-capacity venue. Chauvet will feature new gear at the event, including the company's Maverick MK2 Wash and MK2 Spot, STRIKE 1, Rogue R1 FX-B, and Ovation E-910FC.

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PL+S China
PL+S China

2017 marks Prolight + Sound Guangzhou’s 15th anniversary

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

GUANGZHOU, CHINA - Starting from its first edition in 2003 to celebrating the 15th anniversary in 2017, Prolight + Sound Guangzhou has successfully transformed from a regional to an international business platform for the pro audio and lighting industry through the strategic partnership formed between Messe Frankfurt and the Guangdong International Science and Technology Exhibition Company (STE) four years ago. 

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Kyrgyzstan's 'Song of the Year' Ceremony Lit with Martin Fixtures
Kyrgyzstan's 'Song of the Year' Ceremony Lit with Martin Fixtures

Kyrgyzstan's 'Song of the Year' Ceremony Lit with Martin Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — For Kyrgyzstan’s second annual “Song of the Year” music awards, a variety of RUSH fixtures from Martin were deployed byKyrgyzstan’s Martin Professional dealer, Sound KG Rental Company. Russian LD Alexey Zhivanov used six MH 3 Beams and six MH 4 Beams, along with three Atomic 3000 DMX strobes to provide lighting effects. The light show was operated by Martin controllers, including the M2GO and M-Touch.

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The show moved to Durban this year.
The show moved to Durban this year.

South African Music Awards Rig Includes More than 200 Robe Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DURBAN, South Africa - The 2016 South African Music Awards (SAMAs), broadcast live from the Durban ICC Arena on June 4 on SABC1, also entertained a live audience of 3,000. LD Robert Grobler, lighting the SAMAs for the first time, included more than 200 Robe fixtures on the rig, Gearhouse South Africa supplied the gear.

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