Robe impresses at Bet Lessin Theatre
Monday, 10 February 2020
The theatre just reopened after complete refurbishment (photo: Raday Rubinstein)
Israel - Robe continues to make an impression on the theatre scene in Israel with the specification and installation of DL7S Profiles and LEDWash 1200 moving lights - 54 in total - in the Bet Lessin Theatre, Tel Aviv, the city and Israel’s third-largest theatre venue, just reopened after complete refurbishment, a project ongoing over the last three years.
The tender for supplying and installing new lighting and stage machinery was initially issued in 2015 and won via by Danor Theatre and Studio Systems who proposed Robe moving lights to bring modern-day flexibility and dynamics to the two constantly busy stages.
Influential in the decision to choose the Robe option was leading lighting designer Amir Brenner, who was brought onboard the project as a lighting consultant. He worked in the theatre extensively during his early career in the 1990s lighting numerous productions and was “honoured” to be asked to contribute to the revamped venue.
When making a decision on moving lights, he looked at key features like output, the variety of effects and the quality of both the white land coloured light and, naturally, the reliability - “all the basic parameters essential for a busy professional repertory theatre”.
He emphasised that selecting any moving light for a rep house ideally needs a combination of traditional and new exciting features. In choosing the DL7S Profile, LDs working at Bet Lessin will now have the “fantastic colour range and highly accurate beam shaping that are perfect for theatrical use”.
The venue has two main spaces. The larger one has a capacity of 850 and the smaller can accommodate 400 people. Twenty two of the DL7S Profiles are initially being used in the large hall.
In addition to their busy producing schedule, Bet Lessin also stages productions outside and takes selected shows to other theatres.
The project was overseen for Danor by Erez Hadar together with Shalom Elbaz, who was their technical crew chief on site.
Amir has consistently started specifying LED products for public projects in recent years to reducing basic maintenance and ongoing running costs, to saving on replacement bulbs, to reducing temperatures and boost comfort levels in performance areas and reduce long-term energy consumption.
(Jim Evans)

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