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Claudio Baglioni and Gianni Morandi have been touring Italy this year.
Claudio Baglioni and Gianni Morandi have been touring Italy this year.

Clay Paky Lights Claudio Baglioni and Gianni Morandi, Italy's "Courageous Captains"

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ROME – Clay Paky fixtures are helping to light the way as Claudio Baglioni and Gianni Morandi, a.k.a. Capitani Coraggiosi (Captains Courageous) make their way around Italy’s biggest sporting arenas. The ambitious show design, featuring 50 songs from the last 50 years, is modeled in part on the duo’s big performances in Rome last fall. LD Carlo Pastore included Clay Paky Mythos (26), Sharpy (42) and Alpha Spot 700hpe (40) fixtures in the rig supplied by Agorà.

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The Robe fixtures included 202 Pointes, 121 LEDWash 800s and 28 CycFX 8s, all supplied by leading Netherlands based rental company, The Purple Group. Photo by Ralph Larmann
The Robe fixtures included 202 Pointes, 121 LEDWash 800s and 28 CycFX 8s, all supplied by leading Netherlands based rental company, The Purple Group. Photo by Ralph Larmann

The Purple Group Provides 350+ Robe Fixtures for Mayday Dance Event in Dortmund, Germany

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DORTMUND Germany - More than 350 Robe fixtures rocked the main stage of the 2016 Mayday dance event at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany, specified by lighting designer Ronnie Santegoeds from Netherlands based 4Light, who was asked to create a jaw-dropping memorable lightshow by promoters, I-Motion. Ronnie is a regular LD for Dutch hardstyle dance producer / promoter Art of Dance, which whom I-Motion co-promoted the most recent Syndicate event at the same venue. On the strength of his work for that event, he was invited to produce the production lighting design this leading house / trance phenomena.

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The event drew huge crowds in Lagos, Nigeria
The event drew huge crowds in Lagos, Nigeria

Religious Gathering In Lagos Gets Big Looks From Chauvet Professional Rogues

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LAGOS, Nigeria - For Night of Bliss, a religious event attended by large crowds at the Trade Fair complex in Lagos, Nigeria, Evans Owase of Pro-Broadcast Light & Sound used a collection of Rogue R1 Beams and R1 Spots from Chauvet Professional to transform the event space with bright, richly colored light. The Night of Bliss, which took place in late April, was conducted by well-known Nigerian pastor Vale Odu-Thomas.

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Mandylights Brightens Taronga Zoo for Vivid Sidney Festival
Mandylights Brightens Taronga Zoo for Vivid Sidney Festival

Mandylights Brightens Taronga Zoo for Vivid Sidney Festival

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SYDNEY - Vivid Sydney, a festival of light aiming to transform the Australian city into a wonderland of “light art”, has recently reached out to Taronga Zoo, and lit up a trail with giant animal multimedia light sculptures. The project was created by Ample Projects, with interactive lighting, sound effects and moving parts. The sculptures were presented with a great technologically advanced setup – the tender was won by Mandylights who created a colorful and atmospheric setting for the sculptures.

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ore worldwide. ARAM worked with ESL on the event, providing visual support for the main stage, other stages and trade fair booths. ARAM provided more than 1000 light fixtures including Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpy and Super Sharpy moving lights were among the 1000+ fixtures in the rig.
ore worldwide. ARAM worked with ESL on the event, providing visual support for the main stage, other stages and trade fair booths. ARAM provided more than 1000 light fixtures including Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpy and Super Sharpy moving lights were among the 1000+ fixtures in the rig.

ARAM Provides Clay Paky, Other Fixtures for Intel Extreme Masters Event in Poland

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

KATOWICE, Poland - Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice 2016 was a sold-out, multi-day gaming event held in March. It was seen by 10,000 fans at the Spodek arena and millions more worldwide. ARAM worked with ESL on the event, providing visual support for the main stage, other stages and trade fair booths. ARAM provided more than 1000 light fixtures including Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpy and Super Sharpy moving lights along with LED screens and curtains and HDX and HDF Barco projectors.

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White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia Makes Use of Prolyte ST Roof
White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia Makes Use of Prolyte ST Roof

White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia Makes Use of Prolyte ST Roof

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg encompasses music, opera, ballet, film and other outdoor celebrations, such as Scarlet Sails, a tall ship and fireworks show along the Neva River. Key events included the Classic Music on Palace Square festival, featuring opera vocalist Anna Netrebko. StagePro used Prolyte staging components to support this and other events.

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LD Robert Hoey used Vari*Lite VL4000 Spot and VL4000 BeamWash fixtures for the awards show.
LD Robert Hoey used Vari*Lite VL4000 Spot and VL4000 BeamWash fixtures for the awards show.

South Africa's Naledi Theater Awards Brightened with VL4000 Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

JOHANNESBURG - LD Robert Hoey used Vari*Lite VL4000 Spot and VL4000 BeamWash fixtures for South Africa's Naledi Theater Awards this year. The ceremony took place at the Lyric Theater in Johannesburg's Gold Reef City amusement park. The Awards, which have been running for 12 years, honor excellence in the performing arts. They also aim to raise the profile of live theater in South Africa. Hoey had to ensure the ceremony was perfectly lit for broadcast, so positioned the VL4000 Spots in a Front of House position for maximum cover.

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Sean Burke served as production designer for Mariah Carey’s ‘Sweet Sweet Fantasy’ tour.
Sean Burke served as production designer for Mariah Carey’s ‘Sweet Sweet Fantasy’ tour.

Mariah Carey Tour in Europe Gets Assist from Kinesys

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

AMSTERDAM - Kinesys automation was an integral element of Sean Burke’s elegant production design for Mariah Carey’s ‘Sweet Sweet Fantasy’ tour, which headed to South Africa in late April after completing a substantial UK and European leg earlier this year. It was the artist's first trek through continental Europe and the U.K. in 13 years. The Kinesys system was operated by Jonathan Wood of Event Automation & Lighting Services and supplied to the tour by lighting contractor, Neg Earth Lights.

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The company featured an industrial robot that sketched the image of Jimi Hendrix.
The company featured an industrial robot that sketched the image of Jimi Hendrix.

Protec Honored at the ME Awards 2016 in Dubai for Artistry and Engineering

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DUBAI - Production Technology LLC (Protec) receive an award for ‘Best Use of Event Technology’ from Informa Exhibitions, organizers of the Middle East EVENT Awards. Protec was honored for a fusion of artistry and technical precision: an industrial robot gracefully sketching the finer features of Jimi Hendrix. Staged at the Joharah Ballroom in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Informa Exhibitions also engaged the services of Protec to support the award show.

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First aired in 2011, and now in its fourth season, DGST is based on the British show, Britain’s Got Talent
First aired in 2011, and now in its fourth season, DGST is based on the British show, Britain’s Got Talent

Swiss TV Shows Feature Backdrops Enhanced with GLP Impression X4 Atom Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

KREUZLINGEN, Switzerland — Two Swiss TV shows, Hello Again and DGST, were staged at the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland featuring a lighting design by Lutz Hugo Kleine-Herzbruch, managing director of Essen, Germany-based rgb gmbh. Kleine-Herzbruch enhanced the backdrop for both shows with 54 GLP impression X4 atom moving LED heads. DGST is pictured here.

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Participants are pictured at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatre.
Participants are pictured at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatre.

London's First Night Riders Set to Hit the Road July 7-11 in Support of The Theatrical Guild (TTG)

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LONDON - Riders are revving up to participate in the 2016 First Night Riders 'Magical Mystery' charity motorbike and classic car ride, visiting theatres across the country to raise money and awareness for The Theatrical Guild (TTG). This year's tour, organized by Triple E's David and Brenda Edelstein on TTG's behalf, will hit the road between July 7-11, staying within 100 miles of central London. Triple E provides track systems and custom designed equipment for use in the entertainment industry.

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