Bellevue Teatret production manager Bjarne Olsen (left) with technical manager Martin Vive Rasmussen (photo: Louise Stickland)
Denmark - Bellevue Teatret (Bellevue Theatre) is located in Klampenborg, a suburb north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Its scenic location is about 100m back from the beach, and views from the front of the building overlook the Øresund strait.
Founded in 1936 and designed by architect Arne Jacobsen, the building is one of his seminal works - and one of several in the area - as well as an important example of Danish functionalism.
In the last year, the theatre has invested in more Robe moving lights, with the purchase of 12 x TX1 PosiProfiles - the first to be installed in Denmark - joining their 24 x LEDBeam 350s acquired in 2021.
The fixtures were chosen by production manager Bjarne Olsen and technical manager Martin Vive Rasmussen for their 746-capacity main house.
The theatre - popular with both the local community and a wider audience of theatre fans - stages four productions a year and is noted for its family friendly content.
It hosts a variety of performances, including plays, musicals, dance shows, and concerts, and in addition to the Main House, the smaller stage - the bar - is used for experimental and contemporary works.
Robe’s new TX1 PosiProfile operates either as a full moving head profile or as a static but repositionable profile which is ideal for being operated within very confined spaces or where crew access is limited or when movement options are severely limited or not required.
“We strive to be as green as possible, so we wanted an LED solution,” stated Bjarne, “and the time was right to buy.”
Robe’s Danish distributors Light Partner arranged demonstrations and both Bjarne and Martin were impressed by the white of the TX1.
Martin noted that it was the first LED light he’s used that can properly behave like a tungsten lamp, thanks to the tungsten emulation. “The CRI is also great - it’s a brilliant light for theatre,” he declared.
He has just used the TX1s on the latest production of the long-running Skammerens Datter for which he designed and programmed lights, and “thoroughly” enjoyed using the new fixtures. They were arranged in two rows, one above the front of the stage and the other upstage.
The LEDBeam 350s were delivered during the pandemic and replaced their previous LED wash products that had become old and worn out with the constant work.

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