Robe effects fixtures light up Let’s Dance Sweden21 August 2015
Robe lighting has been specified by lighting designer Pelle Larsson for the Let’s Dance series and 10th anniversary edition of the series in Sweden with the solutions specified centred around 24 Robe Pointe moving lights positioned around the dancefloor and orchestra.
Pelle works on a number of LE TV shows for national channel STV4 with his family run company LD Sweden and is also an active touring and concert designer.
Pelle’s daughter Kim was the Hippotizer programmer and operator for both the Let’s Dance series and the 10th anniversary edition, with youngest son Rasmus operating the generic lights and calling the follow spots.
Meanwhile, Pelle’s oldest son Robin was overseeing lighting for a new format of antiques quiz show, Gladiators for TV4 which was being recorded elsewhere, and is another programme featuring Team Larsson. Also working for LD Sweden is Daniel de Sivo.
The 10th series, which followed the anniversary special, is the first to feature LD Sweden’s newly purchased Pointes, an investment made after using rented Pointes to great effect on the show in 2014. “They allow me to add fantastic layers of fun, movement and colour,” explained Pelle.
With 14 dances to programme each week in three hours on the morning of the live show, they had to work fast and the equipment needed to be flexible. There’s approximately 15 minutes of lighting and video programming time per number.
Having the Pointes in such a prominent position on camera and in all the shots allowed Pelle to change the nature and atmosphere of the next dance piece instantly at the touch of a few buttons on the grandMA2 control.