Robe supports Prague Quadrennial 2019
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
blue-room-visualPQ2019 will see over 800 artists from around the world participate
Czech Republic - Robe is involved as a supporter of the 2019 Prague Quadrennial which is being artistically directed by scenic lighting and costume designer Markéta Fantová and runs 6-16 June at the Vystaviste Praha (Prague Exhibition Grounds) and locations in and around Prague.
Robe is supplying moving lights and technical expertise for some of the event’s key installations at the Expo Grounds, including Blue Hour designed by artist Romain Tardy, Fragments curated by Klára Zieglerová, as well as for the Opening Ceremony on 5 June. The Czech-based lighting manufacturer will additionally be hosting its own community evening on 13 June.
PQ2019 will see over 800 artists from around the world participate in a lively, invigorating and thought-provoking programme of over 600 performances and installations plus workshops, lectures, debates and discussions, all offering perspectives on theatre and stage design and production.
Robe’s CEO Josef Valchar commented: “It’s important for us to be part of this major international symposium and we are very excited to be working with some of the most imaginative practitioners from the world of scenography and visual design. PQ is an important space to enjoy some fantastic works and to network, generate and further new ideas and philosophies about how light can be used as a creative tool.”
Blue Hour and Fragments are both produced by 36Q (threesixty) a collective representing the artistic and technical side of performance design related to active sensorial and – mainly – non-tangible elements.
Blue Hour by Romain Tardy will be a highlight of the whole PQ 2019 event, and will be lit with 40 x Robe MegaPointes, 40 of the new T1 Profiles and 20 x T1 Washes as the main lighting fixtures.
Other fixtures being made available for use by Robe during the PQ2019 include ParFect RGBW LED PARs and CycBar 15 LED battens.
Fragments will take place in the Lapidarium at the impressive National Museum, also in the Exhibition Grounds, and the work recognises and celebrates designs that preserve the essence of the environment and socio-political eras, where craft is perfected and the artist becomes a beacon of the profession for their lifelong achievements.
Participating countries have selected one item showing the most iconic or breakthrough set, costume, lighting, projection or sound design by one of their most celebrated ‘Living Legends’ of performance design, whose work continues to inspire new generations of artists and audiences.
All the PQ19 action kicks off with the official Opening Ceremony at the Prague Exhibition Grounds led by Slovenian theatre director Rocc and Czech composer Vít Zouhar.
(Jim Evans)

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