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  • Cage Warriors

    PR Lighting Shines XL Beams on Cage Fighting Event

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 18, 2011

    AMMAN, Jordan - The new Boxing Arena in King Hussein Youth City was inaugurated recently with a six-hour-long Cage Warriors event, televised on international sports TV channels. LD James Cameron Quigley designed the rig, using 24 XL Beam 300s from PR Lighting to punch up the fighters’ entrance with beam effects.


    Commonwealth Heads Say ‘Cheese’ with Robe

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 17, 2011

    PERTH, Australia - When one gathers together the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) - including the head figure, Queen Elizabeth II - chances can’t be taken when it comes to saying ‘cheese.’ Lighting conditions for the official photo for the media must be ideal. Clifton Productions supplied 12 Robe ROBIN 600LEDWash fixtures to ensure the situation was picture perfect.

  • Adele

    Jands Vista v2 Controls Adele’s International Tour

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 17, 2011

    LONDON - LD Rob Sinclair's design for Adele's international tour this year featured a distinctive back wall of 96 cone-shaped lampshades using 60-watt incandescent household bulbs to illuminate them. The rest of the show featured moving lights that didn't move, and lots of white light, to allow Adele's voice to be the star. Jands Vista v2 software controlled the show.

  • Moscow 865 Anniversary Celebration

    Moscow Marks 864 Years with Synchronized Projection and Pyro

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 16, 2011

    MOSCOW — Organizers of a big anniversary celebration for the city of Moscow, which marked 864 years, used a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system, which also distributed the timecode synchronizing a large-format projection with pyro effects. The 4D projection-mapped show, produced by David Atkins Enterprises, was beamed onto the exterior walls of Moscow University. Read More...

  • Coldplay in Madrid

    Stageco Supplies Gear for Coldplay’s Bullring Gig

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 15, 2011

    MADRID, Spain - A Spanish bullfighting arena served as the location for Coldplay’s one-off performance Oct. 26 to promote their new album, Mylo Xyloto. Stageco provided five trucks of equipment for the show, which was challenged when bad weather turned the sandy floor into mud. Anton Corbijn filmed the gig and streamed it live on YouTube.

  • A Star is Born

    Robe’s MMX Spot Makes Impact in Israel

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 15, 2011

    HOD HASHARON, Israel - Robe's distributor Danor Theatre & Studio Systems says the new ROBIN MMX Spot is becoming a popular choice for the country's busy rental market.  LDs of "The Magic Flute," TV's "A Star is Born" and Roxette's "Charm School" tour discuss how the fixture's features are lending light to three different projects.

  • Hot Ice

    Jands Vista Controls Blackpool’s Hot Ice Show

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 15, 2011

    BLACKPOOL, UK - The Hot Ice Show at UK amusement park, Pleasure Beach Blackpool, has chosen the Jands Vista lighting and media control system for their ice skating spectacular. The show entertains nearly 20,000 spectators each week.

  • MTV EMA Awards

    Blackout Rigs, Drapes MTV European Music Awards

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 15, 2011

    LONDON - London -based Blackout rigged and draped a curvacious set for the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards held Nov. 6 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Ramsbottom

    dbn Lights Ramsbottom Festival

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 15, 2011

    MANCHESTER, UK - dbn Lighting supplied lighting design and equipment - including trussing and all necessary rigging - to the main stage at the 2011 Ramsbottom Festival. dbn's Nick Buckley designed the three-day event which included acts such as The Waterboys.

  • Carmina Burana

    Carmina Burana Ballet Sparkles Under VL3000s

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 14, 2011

    PARIS, France - Belgian LD Francis Mannaert is currently using Philips Vari-Lite VL3000 Spot and Wash Luminaires to set the scene for the National Opera of Ukraine's touring ballet, set to the music of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The production is playing across France.

  • Autosymphonic Event

    Pandoras Box Opens Autosymphonic Event

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 14, 2011

    MANNHEIM, Germany - Coolux Pandoras Box products were called in to help the city celebrate the 125th anniversary of Karl Benz’s modern automobile. (He received the first patent in 1886 for a gas-fueled car.) The “Autosymphonic” event combined live music, an orchestra, 80 cars used as instruments on stage, water fountains and architectural projections onto a local landmark.

  • Malmo Opera

    ‘Les Miserables’ Lit with MAC III Performance Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 11, 2011

    MALMO, Sweden - LD Mikki Kunttu chose Martin Professional’s MAC III Performance luminaires on Malmo Opera’s current production of “Les Miserables.”  “It's perfect for the high contrast looks needed in this production,” he said. The show runs to February 2012.

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