Reykjavik City Theatre installs Vari-Lites

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Reykjavik City Theatre installs Vari-LitesAlfred Sturla Bodvarsson, Coral Cooper and Thordur Orri
Iceland - The prestigious Reykjavik City Theatre is delivering new dynamic lighting options to designers of its varied program of productions with a new installation of Vari-Lite VL1100TS luminaires.

Head of lighting Thordur Orri Petursson commented that, "After a shoot-out between VL1100 TS and other brands in the venue, it was decided that the VL1100 was the most suitable product to take the brunt of the FOH lighting."

The VL1100 TS offer a variety of strengths that make it a must-have for the Theatre, but as Petursson said, "The deciding factor was the CYM colour-mixing, the number of gobos it can hold, and the overall size of the fixture."

Icelandic sales and rental company Luxor supplied the lights. Luxor sales manager Alfred Sturla Bodvarsson oversaw the installation along with Petursson and respected Philips Vari-Lite trainer Coral Cooper, winner of the 2010 Knights of Illumination Lifetime Achievement Award.

And it seems the choice of VARI-LITE luminaires was an obvious one for the City Theatre team. "We have a number of VL1000AS units for top lighting above the stage, so we were comfortable with the reliability of the VARI-LITE products and also the excellent level of local service," commented Petursson.

The Reykjavik City Theatre is a busy repertory theatre situated in Iceland's capital city. Its productions include everything from classic to contemporary drama, and it is the home of the Iceland Dance Company. The 11,000sq.m building has four stages, with the main stage seating 560. It has dedicated lighting, sound and set building departments and services most of its production in-house.

(Jim Evans)

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