A new auditorium at the Kazakh State Academic Musical Drama Theatre has been fitted with an extensive new lighting rig, including 32 fixtures from Italian manufacturer, Prolights.
The new theatre space was commissioned in 2020 to sit alongside the existing K.Kuanyshbayev Theatre, where it will serve as the Kazakh State Academic Musical Drama Theatre. The installation was carried out by Prolights’ partner for Kazakhstan, Samat Show Technic, which provided a range of new lighting instruments for the new theatre, making maximum use of the low power consumption of LED sources, as requested by the venue’s management.
Among a carefully selected range of LED fixtures were 30 Astra Wash19Pix moving heads and two SunBlast 3000FC strobes. In addition, Samat provided 12 ProTruss WU280 wind-up lifters with two telescopic sections to enable a mobile lighting set-up.
“We at Samat Show Technic have installed Prolights fixtures on various previous projects,” said Samat’s Alexander Lyakhov. “As a brand, it has established a good reputation for dependable, professional-standard equipment. Its technical characteristics, including its excellent light output, advanced colour control and very quiet operation, make it a very desirable solution for theatre environments.”
The K.Kuanyshbayev Theatre’s head of lighting, Azamat Bekbembetov, added, “The Prolights Astra Wash19Pix offers a powerful luminous flux, and gives both an excellent beam effect and a smooth washlight. They also have a very smooth dimmer adjustment, and the external LED ring on the face is a perfect option. It’s a very low-weight fixture too, which is convenient, and [its] quiet. Thanks to these moving heads, the directors in our theatre are very pleased with the silence on the stage.”
“It’s wonderful to know that our products are seen as such a high-quality addition to a venue of this stature; one where a nation’s artistic output is so passionately represented,” said Fabio Sorabella of Prolights.