Chauvet rejuvenates Stars in Concert series
Monday, 11 September 2017
berlinestrelsmThe Rogue and COLORado fixtures were positioned on trussing above and to the sides of the stage
Germany - Since 1997, Berlin's Stars in Concert at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Centre has brought a wide range of musical theatre acts to over four million spectators, making it one of the most successful live shows in Germany’s history. To provide a permanent wash lighting solution to the long-running series, which features shows such as the Beatles’ All you need is Love and Elvis Das Musical, the Estrel Festival Centre recently added 18 Rogue R2 Wash and 10 COLORado 1 Quad Zoom fixtures from Chauvet Professional, supplied by Fischer.
Both the Rogue and COLORado fixtures were positioned on trussing above and to the sides of the stage to add a full spectrum of wash lighting to complement the existing rig. While the Rogue fixtures provide powerful and dynamic wash lighting across the vast 15m- wide elevated stage area, the COLORado fixtures provide subtle visual accentuation to paint the gaps with warm and concentrated brushes of light.
“The saturated wash colours of the Rogue R2 wash fixtures provide the accompaniment to the Estrel stage,” commented Fischer’s Sascha Pernau. With 19 (15 W) pixel mappable RGBW quad-LEDs, the Rogues succeed in creating a blanket of saturated and evenly distributed colour on stage to award the various acts with a glamorous and theatrical backdrop upon which to perform.
Sporting a 12° to 49° zoom feature, the Rogue fixtures present the lighting technicians at the Estrel Centre with the option of awarding the stage with additional depth. “The zoom feature provides a further visual addition to the stage,” continued Pernau. “In combining the zoom with the strong RGBW colour palette of the fixtures, the Estrel now has the tools to present the various acts in numerous creative ways.”
While perhaps not at the forefront of the lighting rig, the COLORado fixtures nevertheless play an important supporting role within the Estrel’s overall lighting rig. “The COLORado fixtures are an essential part of the Estrel rig,” said Pernau. “They highlight otherwise dark areas on the stage, and provide excellent wash effects.
“The combination of Rogue and COLORado fixtures really hold their own against the other fixtures in Estrel’s rig,” concluded Pernau. “The Stars in Concert series will certainly have rejuvenated sparkle for years to come.”
(Jim Evans)

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