Claypaky lights Pink’s Beautiful Trauma tour
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
claypakypink1-2018toddkaplanThe tour began in Phoenix in March 2018 and concludes in Rio in October 2019
World - Pink continues her Beautiful Trauma World Tour with Claypaky Scenius Unico and Mythos 2 fixtures shining a light on the American singer’s performances.
The tour is Pink’s seventh concert tour and supports her eponymous seventh studio album. The tour began in Phoenix in March 2018 and is scheduled to conclude in Rio in October 2019. Pink’s critically acclaimed show includes the now expected mix of singing, interpretive dancing and high-flying aerials.
“As with all Pink shows the lighting design needs to be versatile,” says Baz Halpin of Burbank’s silentHOUSE who is the lighting designer/production designer and director of the show. “Pink is equal parts rock show, theatre show and aerial cirque show. With so many facets to the treatment of each of the songs the lighting design and the fixtures chosen need to have enough flexibility to meet the needs of each discipline without sacrificing the qualities required.
“The fixtures needs to have enough punch and response for the highly-cued rock sections. For the theatrical/dance sections the need for quality of subtle colours and even fields are more important, while for the aerial numbers the need for the fixtures to create a sufficient light level without ever blinding or dazzling is paramount.”
Halpin obtained 93 Scenius Unicos and 118 Mythos 2 for the tour from Solotech. “Since late 2017 we have been enamoured with the Scenious range,” he explains. “The Unico, as a well-rounded multi-purpose fixture, I believe it is unmatched. As a key light, a long-distance fixture and a powerful beam-based aerial fixture, the Unico in particular delivers at the highest level on all the demands I have place on it. The Mythos 2 is another fixture that we rely heavily on. As a universal small but powerful beam fixture it slots nicely into that category.”
Halpin has mounted the Mythos 2 on automated trusses and pods over the stage. “These are primarily used as aerial beam fixtures for musical dynamics and creating graphic ‘pictures’,” he says. “The Unicos are used for the majority of other needs: key and side lighting of performers, lighting and modelling of scenery and lighting of the aerial performers. The key factors that the Claypaky fixtures afford us are brightness, reliability, versatility and quality.”
Halpin adds: “Given the power of the fixtures, we don’t make changes from Pink’s arena shows to stadiums. For the most part, the fixtures perform just as well in outdoor environments. Under the fantastic watch of Dean Roney and the team from Solotech, the fixtures have been holding up very well. The care and attention that the lighting crew take in their work is exemplary and greatly appreciated.”
(Jim Evans)

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