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The American pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan
The American pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan

U.S. Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan Lit with ETC Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MILAN, Italy – For the U.S. exhibition at Expo 2015 in Milan last year, Habegger AG, from Switzerland, designed and installed a lighting system that included energy-saving LED technology from ETC. Approximately 61,354 square feet of exhibition space was lit by 150 Source Four LED Series 2 luminaires, complemented by 20 Selador Desire D60 luminaires and 130 conventional Source Four fixtures.

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The event took place Dec. 26
The event took place Dec. 26

Star Wars Premiere Gets Utopium Assist

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - The European premiere for Star Wars: The Force Awakens took place in London on Dec. 26. 2015. with Utopium lit up Nelson’s Column, a monument in Trafalgar Square, during the red carpet event. Utopium provided 24 Clay Paky Mythos, three MDG One atmosphere machines, four Studio Due City-color LED’s and two Studio Due City-beams.

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YiDaShi provided new ETC fixtures and control solutions
YiDaShi provided new ETC fixtures and control solutions

China Upgrades ETC Gear at Hangzhou Grand Theatre in Preparation for 2016 G20 Summit

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

HANGZHOU, China – Hangzhou, the capital city of China’s Zhejiang Province, will host the 2016 G20 Summit from Sept. 4-5. China earmarked more than $1.1 million to upgrade the Hangzhou Grand Theatre (HZGT), 11 years after the theater opened with an ETC lighting system. ETC’s Chinese dealer, Hangzhou YiDaShi Lighting Equipment Co. Ltd. (YiDaShi), provided ETC’s Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr luminaires, Eos Ti and Gio lighting-control consoles, and a Sensor power-control system for the 592,000-square-foot arts complex, which houses five venues.

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LD Johnny Thinggaard Lydiksen chose the fixtures for flexible looks. Photo by Morten Rygaard
LD Johnny Thinggaard Lydiksen chose the fixtures for flexible looks. Photo by Morten Rygaard

Carpark North's Shows in Germany Lit with Robe BMFLs, Pointes

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

STUTTGART, Germany - Danish electro rockers Carpark North wrapped a string of performances in Germany with a show here in early December. LD Johnny Thinggaard Lydiksen from CMY, based in Arhuus, Denmark, who has worked with the band since 2013, used Robe’s Pointes and BMFLs during the tour.

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The rig includes fixtures from Chauvet's Professional and DJ product lines.
The rig includes fixtures from Chauvet's Professional and DJ product lines.

Charles Dickens’ 'A Christmas Carol' Staged in Blackpool, U.K. with Chauvet Gear

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BLACKPOOL, UK  - For the Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, staged at Blackpool’s 3,000-capacity Opera House, LD Oliver Wilkinson opted to include a selection of Chauvet lighting fixtures. The rig included six Rogue R1 Spots and 16 Q-Wash 560Z-LED moving wash fixtures from Chauvet Professional and also Chauvet DJ PiXPars.

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The design included seven floor-based scenic 'transmission' towers
The design included seven floor-based scenic 'transmission' towers

Prodigy Tours with HSL Supplied Gear

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Lighting and visuals rental company HSL supplied lighting kit — over 300 fixtures - and crew to the UK arena leg of big beat hard-dance electro rockers Prodigy's "The Day is My Enemy" tour, working in close collaboration with lighting and show designer Andy Hurst, and also with live video specialists Video Illusions who supplied cameras and LED screens.

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LD Amy Barnett used Entec supplied gear
LD Amy Barnett used Entec supplied gear

Entec supplies Lighting for Chris Norman Tour

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Lighting designer Amy Barnett approached Entec to provide a lighting equipment package for the recent European tour by Chris Norman. It was the first time she'd worked with the west London based lighting rental specialists, which she chose because, "After a few initial phone conversations I had complete confidence in the company to deliver what I needed, and they were very helpful and friendly."

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AF Lighting’s head of design, Kai Piippo, opted for Martin’s Exterior 400 Image Projector for dynamic gobo projections.
AF Lighting’s head of design, Kai Piippo, opted for Martin’s Exterior 400 Image Projector for dynamic gobo projections.

Sweden's Vasteras Castle Lit with Martin LED Projector

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

VASTERAS, Sweden — The National Property Board of Sweden and the Municipality of Västerås turned to ÅF Lighting for an assist with the illumination of Västerås Castle for their annual "Västerås Culture Night" so it could serve as a fitting backdrop for concert performances. ÅF Lighting, in turn, relied upon Harman's Martin Exterior 400 Image Projector for dynamic gobo projections to complement the outdoor lighting design.

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Ayrton Magic Dots joined returning Clay Paky fixtures. Photo by Decoy Media
Ayrton Magic Dots joined returning Clay Paky fixtures. Photo by Decoy Media

Manchester, U.K.'s Warehouse Project Lit Once Again with dbn-Supplied Gear

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

MANCHESTER, U.K. - For this year's Warehouse Project, a series of dance events staged at the Store Street parking lot beneath the arches at Piccadilly station, dbn Lighting returned with a rig including Clay Paky Alpha Spot 575 HPEs, Alpha Wash 300s and Sharpys along with Sunstrips, Atomic strobes, four 4-Lites and ETC Source Four Juniors. New for this year were Ayrton Magic Dots on the over stage truss.

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