Slovenia’s largest cultural and congress centre chooses Robe29 January 2013
Robe moving lights have been deployed at the Cankarjev Dom in Republic Square, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Named after writer and playwright Ivan Cankar, the building was designed by leading Slovenian architect Edvard Ravnikar and opened in 1982, complete with a large basement area that is fortified to withstand a nuclear attack.
It is the largest Slovenian cultural and congress centre and features six venues – the biggest is a 1,650 capacity concert hall – plus several galleries and studio spaces. It’s both a producing and a receiving venue staging a wide variety of shows, events all year round, from opera to dance, popular music to choral, and from orchestra to drama.
The latest purchase was of 12 ROBIN LEDBeam 100s, recently delivered by Robe’s Slovenian distributor, MK Light Sound. The Cankarjev Dom’s Robe inventory includes ColorSpot 1200E ATs, ColorMix 1250s, ROBIN 600E Beams and Spots, ROBIN LEDWash 600s as well as the new LEDBeam 100s. These are used in different combinations all around the various performance spaces, but primarily in the main concert hall.
The venue has also purchased a number of Anolis ArcLine 36 and ArcLine 36 Optic fixtures from MK Light Sound.
“Robe products are ideal for a busy venue like ours because they are well-engineered and ultimately reliable,” said Grega Plantan, one of the full time lighting department staffers. “Our schedules are always full-on and we don’t want to spend time on repairing kit. We need to know that when you put a light up in the rig it’s going to work … and this is the confidence that using Robe has given.”
Most of the shows staged in the Cankarjev Dom are lit and operated by the in-house lighting team using a range of consoles from grandMA and ETC.