LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Slovenia welcomed the 2012 festive season in style at the Red XMas Party, one of the country’s largest and hottest dance events, at the Arena Stozice in Ljubljana. Event Lighting supplied the lighting rig, which featured 70 Robe moving lights at its core. The design was based on a plot by Van Buuren’s LD André Beekmans, and operated by Michael Seeverens, both from Netherlands-based The Art Of Light.
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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Slovenia welcomed the 2012 festive season in style at the Red XMas Party, one of the country’s largest and hottest dance events, headlined by Armin Van Buuren. The even was staged at the Arena Stožice in Ljubljana by Black Pony Entertainment and enjoyed by 12,000 wildly enthusiastic fans.
At the core of the lighting rig were 70 Robe moving lights supplied by one of Slovenia’s largest lighting rental companies, Event Lighting. The design was based on a plot by Van Buuren’s LD André Beekmans, and operated by Michael Seeverens, both from Netherlands-based company The Art Of Light.
The Robes were positioned all over a series of 12 trusses hung above the stage and comprised Robe Robin 600 LEDWashes, Robin 600 Spots and ColorSpot 1200E ATs.
As well as forming a dynamic nucleus for Van Buuren’s high energy set, they were the workhorse lights for the other DJs in the eight hours of non-stop performances.
Lighting for all artists apart from Van Buuren and Corsten was operated by LD/ operator Uros Vovk. His main task was to make the show look interesting and different for the long stint, which he achieved using the Robes and the rest of the lighting rig.
He comments that having a good number of Robes on the rig helped him enormously in lighting the event, and ensured that he would never be short of creative options.
The show visuals were also enhanced by a video design by the event’s Technical Director, Jaka Meden.
Vovk uses Robe fixtures on most of his shows now and really likes the brand. “They are excellent all-round lights,” he comments. “Bright and versatile, fast, easy to program and the colors are good and consistent."
For this show, he set up a number of basic presets on his Chamsys MQ100 Pro console and Playback Wing and then mixed live ‘improv’ style over the top, which kept everything vibrant and changing with the peaks and shifts in the music and the mood and vibe of the audience.
Michael Seeverens says he likes Robe’s Robin series fixtures, specifically the LEDWash 600s, so he was pleased to have 25 of these on the rig at the Arena Stozice.
They were joined by 20 Robe Robin 600E Spots and 24 ColorSpot 1200E Ats.
Rental company Event Lighting’s MD/Owner Jernej Gustin is firmly committed to Robe. He bought his first Robes around 2002 and has been a keen user ever since. The company now has more than 100 Robe fixtures in stock, and will soon take delivery of the first Robin MMX WashBeams in Slovenia, which will be delivered by Robe’s distributor, MK Light Sound.
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