This took place at the Bahrain International Endurance Village, and featured spectacular equestrian performances by the “Cómo Bailan Los Caballos Andaluces” - the Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza Del Arte Ecuestre and renowned French equestrian artist Clémence Faivre and her trusty steed, Gotan.
A Bahraini Operetta with a cast of 300 performers was also specially commissioned for the event.
Lighting was supplied by locally based rental company Pico Bahrain who also designed and built the stage set and supplied all the audio and video equipment.
Pico has a large stock of Robe fixtures and has been investing steadily in the brand for some time.
The creative brief was to build an elegant, regal set to provide a striking backdrop to the equestrian performances and give the Spanish troupe a Latin feel. Lighting had to highlight the large ensemble pieces of the show whilst avoiding dazzling the horses, or scaring them with any large blacked out areas!
For the operetta section of the evening, a completely different visual ambience was needed to match the music, singing, drama and emotion of the piece.
The many challenges included covering a vast performance space – so lots of bright lightsources were required – with all the Robe fixtures coming up to the mark. Tom has used Robe products many times before, and knew that they would be great for the job.
The lights were rigged on to a series of towers distributed around the arena.
On the night the lightshow was operated by Jason Harvey using a grandMA console, and both he and Tom were very impressed in particular by the MMXs – now famous for their extreme brightness and many features.