Robe gets magical for Mat Franco Las Vegas Residency
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by Carley Espinoza
4d ago
Amazing, popular, charismatic, and award-winning American magician Mat Franco’s current Las Vegas residency – “MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY” – is staged at the Mat Franco Arena at the LINQ Hotel+Experience, and is every bit THE hot-ticket in town – a fast-and-furious, thrilling show-stopper full of cool tricks and humor…  immersing and delighting fans! Production lighting designer Scott Chmielewski from design studio DMDS7UDIOS was first asked to create a lighting environment for this show in 2020 when it launched. Scott has worked with creative director producer Brian Burke on top TV shows l ..read more
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Simple Minds goes global with Robe
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by Carley Espinoza
1w ago
Simple Minds, iconic Scottish rock band of the 1980s and 90s whose string of anthemic hits include “Don’t You Forget About Me”, “Waterfront”, “I Promised You A Miracle” and many, many more, are back on the road for their 2024 “Global Tour”, playing arenas and proving perennially popular to both old and new generations of music fans. The production has also been growing and developing in size and dynamics with Robe iFORTE and BMFL moving lights assisting show and lighting designer Mark Wynn-Edwards to produce a colourful, eye-catching, and emotionally charged show supporting the band’s powerful ..read more
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Robe flies with Hatupatu/Kurungaituku Production
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by Carley Espinoza
2w ago
Lighting designer Jo Kilgour created edgy and graceful lighting for Hatupatu/Kurungaituku: a forbidden love, a breath-taking new aerial dance workproduced by Aotearoa’s boundary-pushing kaupapa Māori theatre company, Taki Rua Productions. The work, written by creative director Tānemahuta Gray and Kapa Haka by Wētini Mītai-Ngātai, premiered at the Tãwhiri Warehouse in Wellington as part of the 2024 Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts. Eighteen Robe T1 PCs and 10 LEDWash 600 wash beams made up an integral part of Jo’s lighting rig, which was supplied to this thrilling production by Welling ..read more
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Robe calls back Noah Kahan in Perth
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by Abbie Rossington
3w ago
Talented Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter Noah Kahan – a rapidly rising star, master communicator and TikTok algorithmist – played a vibrant, sold-out show at Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium in Western Australia, delighting 5000 lucky fans with his presence and very personal, intimate performance style. Lighting director, programmer and operator Alexandra Lutz-Higgins utilised a largely Robe lighting rig supplied for this show by lighting and visuals rental specialist, Showscreens, also based in Perth. The company has recently invested in Robe FORTES. The Robe count totalled 22 FORTES ..read more
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Robe Spiiders for TPAC
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by Carley Espinoza
1M ago
The spectacular Taipei Performing Arts Centre (TPAC), which contains three world class performance spaces – The Grand Theatre, the Globe Playhouse, and the Blue Box, has recently invested in 40 Robe Spiider LED wash beam luminaires, which will help light an array different of productions staged at the venue. Production values are high on the agenda at TPAC which has around 150 full time employees, a third of whom are designated to work across assorted technical disciplines, including TPAC senior technical officer Yi-Ming Liu (AKA “Birdie”), who explained that Robe’s Spiider was the “most power ..read more
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OSA International provides Ayrton lighting, grandMA3 consoles and MDG TheONE atmospheric generators to Andrea Bocelli’s North American Tour
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by Carley Espinoza
1M ago
Las Vegas-based OSA International, Inc. provided Ayrton Huracán LT and Zonda 9 FX lighting fixtures, grandMA3 consoles and MDG TheONE atmospheric generators to lighting designer Aldo Visentin for the North American leg of legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli’s arena tour. Ayrton, MA Lighting and MDG are all brands exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Entertainment. Andrea Bocelli kicked off his run of US and Canadian dates with a Valentine’s Day performance in Raleigh, North Carolina and wrapped his tour in Detroit on 14th April.  OSA International, which delivers world-class ..read more
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Robe has A Laugh with Lado Bizovicar at Slovenska Muska Event
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by Carley Espinoza
1M ago
Slovenian writer, actor and TV personality Lado Bizovicar presented the 2024 “Slovenska Muska” extravaganza event, staged at Ljubljana’s Stožice arena, the first time in the venue’s history that a 360-degree show had been presented, which bumped up the capacity to 13,000, with every seat sold. The production and lighting design was created by Crt Birsa of design studio Blackout and Greta Godnic and recorded for broadcast. Crt utilised 355 Robe lighting fixtures in the 500+ luminaires on the rig, from the high-powered FORTE to the scenic PATT 2013 plus seven other types of Robe product, all sup ..read more
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Over 200 Robe fixtures for Schouwburg Gouda
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by Carley Espinoza
1M ago
De Goudse Schouwburg (Gouda Schouwburg) is a busy municipal theatre and hub of the arts community in the city of Gouda in the Netherlands – also world famous for its cheese! As part of a recent major technical upgrade on lighting, it has taken delivery of a substantial quantity of over 200 Robe LED luminaires, including 94 T11 Profiles, 40 x ParFect 150s and 32 iBar 15s, the latter specifically for cyc lighting, plus 34 T1 Profiles, 20 T2 Profiles, 24 LEDBeam 150s and 32 LEDBeam 350s. The new lights have transformed the venue into an all-LED house for stage lighting, and the project was d ..read more
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Joe Beardsmore flows on Tom Odell Black Friday Tour with CHAUVET Professional and Colour Sound Experiment
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by Carley Espinoza
1M ago
The deepest emotions tend to live in that area between light and darkness, where nebulous boundaries give them endless space to expand and shrink, twist and turn in infinite directions. By devising such a space on stage for Tom Odell’s Black Friday Tour, Joe Beardsmore created the ideal visual setting for music that one critic aptly described as “a raw emotional masterpiece.” Busking his show on a ChamSys MagicQ 250M Stadium console, Joe Beardsmore of Phosphor, moved seamlessly in sync with the Brit Award winning singer-songwriter and his seven-piece band, blending shadows and brightness, silh ..read more
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Valmar uses Robe at sold-out Budapest Arena show
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by Carley Espinoza
1M ago
Máté Lukacsovics and Ale Geszler from Budapest, Hungary-based lighting design studio Highlight Studios created an eye-popping design for a high-profile one-off concert by Hungarian artist and pop-rock band Valmar at the 12,500-capacity Budapest Arena  which was completely sold out. It was the band’s largest concert to date, and the brief was to create a memorable lighting design that met the occasion and thrilled everyone involved, from the artist and his production team to his enthusiastic and ever-growing fanbase. Máté and Ale utilised over 150 Robe moving lights – a combination of iFOR ..read more
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