The latest series of ‘Take Me Out Mzanzi’ – aired on M-Net’s Mzanzi Magic network in South Africa market – was recorded over 6 weeks at Sasani Studios in Johannesburg, featuring a lighting scheme designed by Rob Grobler, with equipment supplied by rental specialist Gearhouse South Africa.
Panto is one of the most fun and also one of the most demanding genres of performance to light, requiring busy cueing, lots of bold and fast moving multiple scene and location changes and several touches of pure visual magic to help the action flow, all with simultaneous split-second timing … a challenge that Lighting Designer Andy Webb fully embraced for the Qdos production of “Dick Whittington” at the Swan Theatre in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK, where he chose Robe for all the moving and LED elements of his design.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), featuring Phil Bates, brought four decades of their unique blend of orchestral rock to South Africa recently, playing concerts in Johannesburg and Cape Town – with Robe moving lights featuring on both shows.
Robe moving lights were at the heart of the action for the First Baptist Church At The Mall in Lakeland Florida’s 2013 Christmas Show ‘Celebrate Christmas’ staged for three performances at their 2400 seat Worship Centre.
Magnetic Storm is a technical solutions provider and rental company based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Robe’s latest technologies – including the PLASA Innovation Award winning MiniMe LED and digital effects luminaire plus DLS Profile, DLX Spot, MMX Spot, LEDBeam 100s and LEDWash 600 moving lights – were specified by Lighting Designer Steve Sinclair for the special presentation show at the 2013 Gadget Show Live @ Christmas expo.
Robe’s latest LED moving lights are being used in great style to light the current series of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in South Africa, which is being recorded at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s Renaissance Centre venue in downtown Johannesburg.
Johannesburg based Gearhouse South Africa (GHSA) – the largest full technical production facility in the southern hemisphere – has invested in 150 of Robe’s latest moving lights including 54 x Pointes, 36 x LEDWash 600s, 24 x DLXs, 24 x DLFs and 12 x DLSs.
Robe’s Spanish distributor EES (Entertainment Equipment Supplies SL) staged a 10 day roadshow covering several important regional centres - including two days in Madrid and two separate events at different venues in Barcelona - to highlight the latest Robe technologies to interested parties.
Hakkasan Las Vegas is a high-profile, ground-breaking new 80,000 square foot restaurant experience at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the result of a collaboration between international dining group Hakkasan Ltd and nightlife aficionados Angel Management Group (AMG).
Leading Italian television lighting designer Salvo Perrini used nearly 200 Robe moving lights on the most recent series of ‘Reazione A Catena’ (Chain Reaction) for national TV channel RAI.
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