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Roxette’s Minsk appearance gets good PR

Ian McMurray 13 April 2011
Roxette’s Minsk appearance gets good PR

FE Belimlight recently rigged the huge Minsk Arena (home rink of ice hockey stars HC Dinamo) with moving heads from PR Lighting to enable an audience of 12,000 people to experience the full dynamic of Swedish pop music duo Roxette.

The atmosphere produced by a combination of 38 powerful XL1500 Wash and 46 XL1500 Spot lights was further enhanced by audience blinders and haze machines. All lighting was under the control of a Wholehog III desk.

Responsible for the production and design were Swedish company All Round Productions, with the experienced Calle Brattberg (LXworks) taking responsibility for the lighting design, and creating a huge number of different chases and colour combinations.

Brattberg created a generic arena design and picked up lighting locally on the tour — which included the PR Lighting fixtures in Minsk. Despite having little time to familiarise himself with the heads, he reported they performed satisfactorily and the pan and tilt functions were particularly fast.

FE Belimlight, PR Lighting’s Belarus distributors, had been engaged by the promoter, Entertainment Corporation, with whom they have a close relationship, and production manager Smick Hall-Hardgrave — who also uses the company’s PR lighting inventory at major events such as Global Gathering — was also said to be extremely happy with the result.

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