Armin van Buuren showed the universe once again that he is one of the most talented, innovative and creative musicians on the planet, with five blockbusting “This Is Me” shows staged at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome.
Robe enjoyed a successful ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) show at Alexandra Palace in London, UK, a highlight of which was winning the Lighting Product of the Year category of the 2022 ABTT Awards for its T11 fixtures.
The first major live post pandemic corporate event staged in South Africa was organized by international services, trading and distribution company Bidvest for key clients, suppliers and staff. Taking the theme “Future Now”, the large and impressive show returned live after a two-year absence, due to Covid restrictions, staged for the first time at the Time Square Arena in Pretoria with newly appointed CEO Nompumelelo Thembekile Madisa.
UK-based designer Daniel Richardson, working for innovative international creative practice Sinclair Wilkinson (Rob Sinclair & Andrew Wilkinson) … took the role of production designer for Craig David’s recent acclaimed “Hold That Thought 22” UK tour. The scope of his work included a full stage, scenic, lighting and video design, plus content direction for the star’s acclaimed tour that was rescheduled from 2020.
The buzz and dazzle of the industry’s own ‘Gig of the year’ – the 2022 Total Production International (TPi) Awards was back … produced by TPi Magazine, part of Mondiale Media, the event made a spectacular return to London’s Battersea Evolution venue after two years absence due to the pandemic.
The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Wonder of the Seas – built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France – will have four Robe RoboSpot systems installed in its 1600-seat capacity Main Theater and two more in Studio B, which is the iconic Royal Caribbean ice rink.
Iconic multi award-winning composer, producer and “rock star of film music” Hans Zimmer hit the road this spring on a much-anticipated tour. Delayed due to the pandemic, but worth every moment of waiting, as the artist and a host of talented musicians – his 19-piece band and an orchestra – delighted fans all over Europe with outstanding performances.
American country music singer and songwriter Luke Bryan wanted to make a spectacularly BIG impact for his first Las Vegas residency shows at the Resorts World Theatre, so he hired show designer / director Brian Burke and lighting / set designer Tom Sutherland from DX7 Design to work their visual magic on his much-anticipated performances throughout 2022.
Czech Republic-based moving and LED lighting manufacturer Robe lighting s.r.o. rocked back to major live exhibition shows with a dazzling new live production, CUETE & The Beast, created exclusively for the Prolight+Sound 2022 expo and presented last week in Frankfurt, Germany.
A substantial Robe moving light rig – over 350 fixtures – was specified for the brand new 20,000 capacity MVM Dome in Budapest, Hungary.
Celebrating some superlative Scandinavian rock music, fans across the USA reveled in a recent high-powered double headliner tour delivered with passion and style by acclaimed artists Ghost from Sweden and Volbeat from Denmark.
Dry Hire Lighting (DHL), a busy cross rental specialist based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK, is pleased to see an uptick in business as the industry starts returning post pandemic, all positive news which has fueled a recent investment in five Robe RoboSpot remote follow systems and 32 x Robe Spiider LED wash beams.
Club After Dark is a vibrant new “Dinner Drag Decadence” supper club / cabaret concept, created by legendary Swedish drag artist and performer Christer Lindarw, a colourful, fun-fuelled extravaganza of music and dance directed and choreographed by Hans Marklund, with music directed by Kent Olsson who is also a co-creator of the show together with Christer and Hans.
This newsletter is summarizing latest release of software updates, technical documents and certifications (Declarations of conformity for CE and UK). Read on for further information.
“Absolutely amazing” is how lighting designer Tom Campbell from creative collective MIRRAD describes working with the hugely talented and highly acclaimed British singer-songwriter and poet Arlo Parks (Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho). Her 2021 debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams, produced during the pandemic lockdowns, won last year’s coveted Hyundai Mercury Music Prize for Best Album and she also collected a Brit Award for Breakthrough Artist.
Metallica – among the most influential and legendary hardcore speed metal bands of all time – treated their fans to two epic concerts at San Francisco’s Chase Center in December, celebrating an incredible 40 years of provocative, ground-breaking music and performance.
Production Light & Sound in Leeds, UK, is a rental company known for offering great service, delivered with passion and commitment, by a dedicated team with a truly personal approach. The company was founded in 2000 by the late Jason Salvin and is now headed by Sarah Buckmaster who has been working for the company for the last 16 years and a director since 2018.
Here is one last Technical Newsletter for 2021 with the list of notable software changes. One of the most important updates is a new extended editing capability of Position presets in RoboSpot. Read on for more details.
Cirkusrevyen (Circus Review) is hugely popular and the longest-running review performance in Denmark, with a 6-month season kicking off every year since 1935 except for 1945 (due to fire) and 2020 (due to you know what!). Staged in a purpose-built big top tent in Klampenborg, Dyrehavsbakken north of Copenhagen, known and loved for its incisive and hilarious style of political satire … the 2021 season was lit for the first time using Robe ESPRITE moving lights.
Robe France enjoyed the buzz and excitement generated by the 2021 JTSE (Journées Techniques du Spectacle et de l'Evénement) expo staged over two days at Les Docks de Paris in the lively Saint-Denis area, close to the city of Paris.
Idols South Africa 2021 underwent its most substantial visual transformation for a few years with a shift of venue, from the State Theatre in Pretoria to Studio 10 at the Urban Brew complex in Johannesburg. This moment was seized by the show’s long term lighting designer Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier, for a radical re-think, and for the first time in 17 Idols seasons, he presented a lighting co-design created collaboratively with Andre Siebrits, also from Visual Frontier.
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