The Davenport Theatre is now the CHAUVET Demo and Education Center in NYC. Photo Credit: Todd Kaplan
The Davenport Theatre is now the CHAUVET Demo and Education Center in NYC. Photo Credit: Todd Kaplan

CHAUVET Establishes Demo/Education Center at The Davenport Theatre

Stage Directions

CHAUVET Professional has entered into an agreement with the Davenport Theatre to create a product demo and education center in Manhattan. The company will be using the theater, which is outfitted completely with CHAUVET Professional fixtures, to conduct educational events as well as product demos and training sessions. 

Add a comment
Read more
The Lost Worlds show in the Robe booth at LDI 2018
The Lost Worlds show in the Robe booth at LDI 2018

The Lost Worlds Show at the Robe LDI 2018 Booth

Stage Directions

Robe presented Part Two of its Lost Worlds exhibition live show trilogy concept at LDI in Las Vegas, with a booth design that supported its high-energy eight-minute live dance extravaganza designed to illustrate its latest technologies in the context for which they have been developed. This included the just-launched T1 Profile LED moving light. For those of you who couldn't make it to LDI, or want to see it again, here's the video of the Lost Worlds live show:  {youtube}v=TEyI3WGBhEg{/youtube}

Add a comment
Read more

2019 New World Rigging Symposium Announces Initial Sponsors

Stage Directions

ESTA and USITT announce the initial sponsors for the 2019 New World Rigging Symposium, taking place March 19-20, 2019 in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo 2019 in Louisville, KY. The New World Rigging Symposium offers riggers and those with a vested interest in rigging a unique opportunity to explore the complex issues and demands placed on today’s rigging industry. The 2-day symposium will include sessions on a variety of technical and workplace related topics and will carry ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification.

Add a comment
Read more
LD Cory Pattak lights Xanadu at the Hanger Theatre
LD Cory Pattak lights Xanadu at the Hanger Theatre

LD Cory Pattak Has Fun Lighting Xanadu

Stage Directions

Ancient Athens may be separated from modern Venice Beach, CA by 6,900 miles and 2,400 hundred years, give or take a century or two, but that didn’t stop these two very divergent places from melding together on stage in the Jeff Lynne, John Farrar Tony-nominated musical comedy Xanadu. Inspired by the 1980 film of the same name, the show brings together a forlorn SoCal street artist with a group of perky Greek muses. The result is a rollicking adventure, culminating in the nonstop swirl of a disco roller rink that has left audiences laughing around the world since its Broadway debut 11 years ago.

Add a comment
Read more
The crowd at LDI watches the Hog Factor competition
The crowd at LDI watches the Hog Factor competition

HES Awards Top Team in 2018 Hog Factor Contest with Road Hog 4 Console

Stage Directions

Three teams of lighting programmers battled at the Hog 4 console in High End Systems’ annual Hog Factor USA Collegiate Competition at LDI 2018, with team Sola Tartan from Carnegie Mellon University winning first place. The action took place live on Friday, Oct. 19 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Add a comment
Read more
The crowd of attendees at AES New York 2018 were ready to connect
The crowd of attendees at AES New York 2018 were ready to connect

Product Highlights of AES New York 2018

Steve LaCerra

Flying under the banner Connect, the 145th International Convention of the AES held in New York (October 17-20, 2018) delivered plenty in the way of connection — not just in terms of audio, but also by providing a cast of industry notables including Thomas Dolby, Bob McCarthy, John Storyk, John Meyer, George Massenburg, Steve Remote, and Dave Natale. Here is a report from our sister publication, Front of House magazine, written by FOH Contributing Writer, Steve LaCerra.

Add a comment
Read more