Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu, Estonia – the country’s oldest and first Estonian language theatre – celebrated the momentous opening of its 152nd season with an elaborate gala event staged in the city’s main square, with a lighting design created by Tõnis Järs featuring Robe moving lights.
Tallinn’s Nuku (Puppet) Theatre is world renowned for its inventive and creative programming and staging of around 650 performances a year across three venues, which will typically including eight new productions during each season.
Thomas Boets has been creating spectacular production designs incorporating lighting, set and video for Belgium’s diverse, highest profile and hugely successful gay techno party La Demence for several years, and has known the phenomenon’s mastermind Thierry Coppens for over 20.
Award winning English jazz and soul singer and songwriter Joss Stone visited Namibia for the first time - and for one night only - as part of her ongoing Total world tour, making an appearance in the intimate environs of the Warehouse Theatre in vibrant capital Windhoek.
It is Eurovision selection season … and one of the 43 hopefuls for this year’s event in Kiev, Ukraine, in May is Slovenia’s Omar Naber whose song “On My Way” was chosen at a spectacular Eurovision Melody (EMA – Evrovizijska MelodijA) show staged in Hall A2 of the Gospodarsko Razstavisce exhibition centre in Ljubljana.
Vanemuine Theatre in Estonia's cultural hub of Tartu has premiered the country's first version of the classic ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia" with a non-replica version licensed by Musical Theatres International (MTI) staged in Vanemuine’s Big House auditorium, directed by Ain Mäeots with lighting designed by Meelis Lusmägi.
Kristof van Mensel is one of a new wave of highly original LDs from Benelux, and currently part of innovative design and programming collective, TCF bvba (The Creative Factory). He’s involved in a myriad of exciting lighting and visual projects that embrace multiple performance genres from hardstyle dance to choral!
Cult U.S. punk rock band Offspring recently played two major UK dates in Manchester and London whilst warming up for a festival run, with all their characteristic onstage rambunctiousness, further energised by a lightshow created by long term LD Lawrence Upton who is based in Chicago. The gigs were also part of on the ongoing “Coming For You” world tour ahead of the band’s much anticipated ninth studio album, which is expected in 2016.
Celebrating the very best of Namibian musical and recording talent, the 2015 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) was staged at the Swakopmund Indoor Sports Centre, in the coastal city of the same name, with full technical production delivered by Windhoek based dB Audio Namibia for producers Rockstar 4000.
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, the UK’s highest profile and best known festival event once again proves a massive hit for Robe moving lights – over 600 of which were deployed on a multiplicity of stages site-wide, including in major creative areas like Arcadia’s giant spider spectacular show and legendary underground dance destination, Block 9.
Lighting Designer Conleth White asked leading Irish technical production and rental company Just Lite to supply lighting for the Irish premier of “Titanic Dance” which was staged at the Millennium Forum Theatre in Derry.
Musician, music producer and DJ Bonobo finished his marathon ‘North Borders’ world tour with a sublime and superlative mix of classical and electro beats – complete with 18 piece orchestra - at London’s Alexandra Palace, complete with an equally fabulous lightshow designed by Will Thomas.
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