Elation Sets to Impress at LDI

Jacob Coakley

LDI will mark the American debut of many new products from Elation. They will show off their Platinum FLX hybrid moving head, make the North American debut of the Platinum HFX and Satura Profile (an LED-based CMY color-mixing moving head) and the ACL Roller, a unique moving head effects fixture. They will also use the occasion to launch the E Touch, a new generation lighting controller for the iPad, the new, easy-to-use 6-way RDM/DMX data splitter, named the RDMX6S—and several other surprises. More details on these new products after the jump.

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ETC Preps Products for LDI

Jacob Coakley

In order to demo all the new gear at LDI, ETC will occupy two booths and a lounge. New products include the ColorSource Relay wireless power controller—which can switch power and transmit DMX and RDM—as well as the Eos Programming Wing, Sensor IQ intelligent breaker system, Unison Mosaic v2.0 software and ColorSource Spot LED luminaire. More info on their classes, demo room and a free pass to LDI courtesy of ETC after the jump.

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In Memoriam: Donald R. Seawell, 1912-2015

Jacob Coakley

Donald R. Seawell was founder and chairman emeritus of Denver Center for the Performing Arts. As a lawyer in New York City he represented such theatre legends as Noel Coward, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, among others. He was the first to bring the RSC in its current form to the USA, directing and presenting The Hollow Crown on Broadway and on tour in 1962. He moved to Denver in the ‘60s where he was the prime mover in creating the not-for-profit Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), which is now a four-block, 12-acre site that today is managed by the City of Denver. Now called the Denver Performing Arts Complex, it is home to 10 performance venues that feature ballet, symphony, opera, theatre and musicals. He was also instrumental in the creation of the NEA.

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TBA Restructures

Jacob Coakley

Theatre Bay Area developed a new stragic plan to serve theatre in the San Francisco Bay Area, and announced a bevy of structural changes, new hires (two), promotions (one) and departures (two) to support the new plan. Full details on all the restructuring after the jump.

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