Elation lights Emmanuel & Mijares
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
emanuel--mijaresphoto-by-carlos-alvar2The tour has more dates scheduled in Mexico the rest of the year (photo: Carlos Alvar)
Mexico - Emmanuel and Mijares, two leading figures in Latin pop, are delighting audiences across Mexico, Central America and the US by performing their popular ballads and pop songs beneath a large rig of Elation Professional fixtures, with lighting design by Hector Valencia and Axel Rebollo.
The Mexican singers’ career that spans over 35 years with millions of records sold and multiple national and international accolades to their credit. As friends, they joined together to create a show of their all-time greatest hits, Two’r Amigos, a performance that has now been touring for almost six years, breaking several attendance records along the way.
The show has been evolving since 2013 with musical arrangements and set lists changing, as well as the stage, video and lighting design. The show has been re-designed four times and this year returned to Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, with a completely new look. Having played at the venue more than 50 times over the years, most of them sold out, it was no surprise that the duo captivated the audience, with more than 10,000 fans singing along to their favourite ballads.
“We decided to include Elation fixtures due to the wide range of products they offer and the service provided by the company,” comments Axel Rebollo. “The output, colour and gobos of Elation moving heads have become my favourites for the show.”
The rig consists of a variety of fixture types including 40 Platinum FLX hybrid moving heads, 24 ACL 360 Matrix LED moving head panels, 18 Protron 3K Color strobes, 20 SixBar 1000 and 12 DTW Bar 1000 LED battens, and eight DTW Blinder 700 IP lights. The impactful design was completed using a backdrop of 792 AV2 LED video panels (198 m²) from Elation sister company ADJ.
The hybrid Platinum FLX moving heads functioned as the main beam and spot effect light, working from a long vertical line over stage, as well as from shorter left- and right-angled finger trusses. More Platinum FLX fixtures at a downstage floor position both sides of the stage provided additional mid-air beam effects. The overhead Platinum FLX were joined by Protron 3K colour strobes with additional strobes placed along an upstage backline for colourful punches.
Lining the downstage edge were DTW Bar 1000 and SixBar 1000 battens, providing both coloured and white front light for the performers and set, while ACL 360 Matrix panels, positioned both high in the upstage rig and on the floor for sidelight, were used for various high intensity beam effects as well as eye candy. Downstage audience blinder effects came courtesy of DTW Blinder 700 IP lights.
Technical production and equipment for the show was provided by Producciones Premium LT, as well as AlmaShow Producciones, specialists in artistic representation and event production. Producciones Premium LT also used two Arkaos Stage Server media servers on the show.
(Jim Evans)

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