Lightshark brings control to Expo 2020 Pavilions
Thursday, 17 March 2022
dubaiexpo2The Spanish Pavilion has showcased an extensive cultural programme
UAE - Equipson's award winning LightShark range took centre stage at Expo 2020 in Dubai when it was used in both the Spanish and Angolan Pavilions for DMX control of different exhibition and stage spaces.
"The software's FX engine allowed us to integrate the lighting with the rest of the audio-visual systems in an agile and simple way," says Marvin Ryan, a technician from the Philippines and head of lighting at the Angola Pavilion.
His views were reinforced by Juan Gonzalez, technical manager for events at the Spanish Pavilion, who highlighted the simplicity of LightShark's user interface. “With hardly any previous experience in handling the system, it was very easy to start operating it almost from day one,” he says.
Designed to showcase the best of art, architecture, innovation and technology, Expo 2020 Dubai runs until the end of March and features more than 200 pavilions from all over the globe. The event was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It eventually got underway in October 2021, making it the largest exhibition to be held since the pandemic and the first occasion that a World Expo has been held in an Arab country.
As a Spanish brand, LightShark actively collaborated with the Cultural Activities Department of the Spanish Pavilion to showcase its range of products at Expo 2022 under the slogan Designing the Future.
Iber de Vicente, head of cultural activities production of the Spanish Pavilion, said that collaborating with LightShark and putting its products centre stage showed that Spain is at the forefront of technology for live events.
During the Expo, the Spanish Pavilion has showcased an extensive cultural programme on different stages and has used LightShark technology throughout to control lighting and effects. Among the many artists who have performed on these stages are guitarists José María Gallardo del Rey and Miguel Trápaga, flamenco dancer Manuel Liñán, flamenco singer Miguel Poveda and performance artist singer Rodrigo Cuevas.
There have also been classical music concerts from Lina Tur, Antonio Serrano, Accademia del Piacere and Forma Antiqva, as well as performances from the National Ballet of Spain and the dance companies of Olga Pericet, Jesús Carmona, María Pagés and Ballet of Andalusia.

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