Events Light invests in Robe for Zodiac musical
Friday, 16 July 2021
robe-events-light-breda-eve141457537Marc Frijters (left) from Robe’s Benelux distributor, Controllux with Events Light’s Jeroen Frijters (photo: Louise Stickland)
The Netherlands - Full production company Events Light has made a major new investment in Robe’s latest T2 moving lights - among the first to be delivered in Europe.
The 32 x T2s together with 60 x Spiiders also from Events Light are being used for lighting Zodiac, a new musical production which is being lit by Marc Heinz. The show is staged at the Koepelgevangenis, a former prison in the same city. It is set to open next month in this domed venue, a heritage protected architectural masterwork designed by Johan Frederik Metzelaar that opened in 1886 and is based on the panopticon model.
Due to the pandemic, Zodiac’s production schedule has been somewhat fluid, but everyone has been equally determined to make it happen.
Towards the end of 2020, Robe’s Benelux distributor Controllux and other manufacturers conducted several tests and shoot-outs - one of them on-site at the venue - so that Heinz could evaluate all options and choose his optimal luminaires for the show.
The T2, a larger and brighter version of Robe’s very successful T1, was a prototype at the time of the demo but was nevertheless impressive enough to be selected for its power and for its colour mixing plus additional refined theatrical features.
Zodiac’s producers - the Zodiac Foundation - had worked with Events Light on previous projects and when they pitched to be a technical supplier on this, instead of substituting a fixture to make Marc’s design fit their existing stock, they agreed to supply the T2s he wanted and were subsequently appointed to the contract.
Events Light’s Jeroen Frijters says he saw it as a smart move to “invest in the very latest Robe innovations” placing his order for 36 x T2s together with some additional Spiiders, as they have also supplied 50 of these Robe LED wash beams to Zodiac.
Events Light’s journey with Robe had started a couple of years earlier in 2018 when they started supplying equipment and technical support to all theatrical shows at Efteling, the largest theme park in the Netherlands, for which they initially purchased BMFL WashBeams and Spiiders to fulfil a design by LD Wim Dresens created for the show “Caro which was scheduled to run for three years.
The next purchases were LEDBeam 150s and then Esprites as Events Light grew as a company together alongside its reputation as a premium service provider.

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