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Chase & Status Tour with Robe LEDBeam 100s

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Chase & Status Tour with Robe LEDBeam 100sLONDON — Drum-and-bass duo Chase & Status have been performing on the European festival circuit this summer, accompanied by a light show designed by Neil Carson that features a floor “specials” rig with more than 160 lights. The floor rig includes more than 60 Robe LEDBeam 100s at its core.

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Zip Zap Circus School Installs Robe Lighting Fixtures

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Zip Zap Circus School Installs Robe Lighting FixturesCAPE TOWN, South Africa — The Zip Zap Circus School, a nonprofit organization dedicated not just to circus stunts but technical training and enriching the lives of others, recently installed two Robe DLX Spots and 24 Robe LEDForce PAR 18s. The gear was specified by Malo McGrath from Johannesburg based installation company, The Art of Noise, who worked with DWR’s Duncan Riley.

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XL Events Helps Solve Puzzle Posed by “Brainiac Live” Staging Challenges

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XL Events Helps Solve Puzzle Posed by “Brainiac Live” Staging ChallengesLONDON — For the West End debut for the Brainiac Live show at The Palace Theatre here, XL Events had to figure out the best way to serve the show’s production needs - lighting, video and audio - while playing “underneath” Derren Brown’s current residency at the Palace — which entailed that the production be rigged and de-rigged in a seemingly impossible time frame, as little as 30 minutes, in some instances.

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Videlco Provides Video Training in Germany

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RATINGEN, Germany — Videlco Europe Ltd. hosted three video-related training seminars in this Dusseldorf, Germany suburb in July, working with distribution partners TV One, VBrick and Lightware. The TV One-supported training event featured TV One’s HDBaseT, CORIO2 and CORIOmax. This training opportunity complemented TV One’s ongoing training events at its headquarters in Erlanger, KY and its U.K. base in Maidenhead/London. Add a comment

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Eurovision Arches Lit by 32 Solaris LED Flares

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Solaris LED Flare LED fixtures played a key role lighting two 8-ton, 46-foot-high “super-arches” that flanked the main stage at Eurovision 2013 in Malmo, Sweden.MALMO, Sweden — The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, staged here in May, relied upon a massive lighting rig overseen by the event’s technical director, Ola Melzig. Solaris LED Flare LED fixtures played a key role lighting two 8-ton, 46-foot-high “super-arches” that flanked the main stage. Add a comment

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LD Luc Peumans Lights "Rigoletto" at Belgian Castle

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Summer Opera Alden Biesen’s 2013 season production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto RIJKHOVEN, Belgium —Luc Peumans, a lighting and visuals designer with Genk, Belgium-based Painting With Light, lit Summer Opera Alden Biesen’s 2013 season production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto with a moving light rig that included six Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1200s, 12 HES Studio Colors and a grandMA 2 for control. Carlos Wagner directed this year’s production, Marnik Daert designed the set, Niels Huybrecht assisted with programming and local rental company New Lines provided the gear.

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Eventec Adds More Than 80 Robe Fixtures to Inventory

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Eventec Adds More Than 80 Robe Fixtures to InventoryAALSMEER, The Netherlands — Eventec, a leading production company based here, added more than 80 new fixtures from Robe to its inventory, including Robe Robin Pointes, LEDWash 300s and MMX WashBeams. The gear will be used for a variety of live and televised productions. Eventec also works together with other Amsterdam-area rental companies —notably Haarlem-based React — to pool their gear resources in support of large events.

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Ampco Flashlight Rental Gets the Robe Pointe

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Controllux’s Gerrit Schottert, Flashlight’s Jeroen Dekkers, Flashlight’s Marco de Koff, and Controllux’s Kuno van Velzen and Jeroen van Aalst.UTRECHT, Netherlands - Netherlands equipment rental company Ampco Flashlight Rental has made a major investment in Robe’s new multipurpose moving light fixture, the Pointe. The company ordered 100 Pointes because of the current demands of the rental market and its increasing popularity on equipment riders.

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ETC Gio Controls Munich Opera Festival

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Tina Emmerich with the ETC Gio at FOH in Munich. Photo: Tom BeckerMUNICH - The lighting department of the Bayerischen Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera), under the direction of Michael Bauer, specified a new ETC Gio lighting control desk for Munich Opera’s recent open-air festival. This year's Munich Opera Festival, from June to July, kicked off with a spectacle. Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, and the Bavarian State Opera all marked their 200th birthday this year. To celebrate, the Opera staged Wagner vs. Verdi, a playful competition in which the two great composers meet each other as giant marionettes in the plaza outside the Bavarian State Opera House.

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City Theatrical's Wireless DMX Runs 'Chocolate Factory' Musical

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory elevator.LONDON - The new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, has been the most eagerly anticipated opening in London’s West End this year. With direction by Sam Mendes, set and costume design by Mark Thompson, and lighting design by Paul Pyant, it is this summer’s golden ticket. City Theatrical worked closely with UK specialist lighting contractor Howard Eaton to realize the demanding wireless DMX requirements.

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