Garsington Opera Chooses Moving Lights for its Operas

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Founded in 1989, the annual Garsington Opera Festival takes place over seven weeks in June and July at the Wormsley Estate, home of the Getty family, amid the beautiful natural setting of the Buckinghamshire countryside. The atmosphere is quintessentially English as patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the gardens and deer park in advance of the performance, and picnic by the lake or dine in the marquee during the extended dinner interval between acts. Here's a video of a scene from the recent production of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at the Garsington Opera Festival. {youtube}v=lwf8nFH5vGk{/youtube}

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Barbizon Lighting Company Reorganizes Systems Division Leadership

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Barbizon Lighting Company (Barbizon) announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate the evolution of its Systems Department, the division that handles systems integration, project management, and technical services. Barbizon will intensify its focus in their high-growth systems areas where it is positioned for long-term leadership, customer value, and growth.

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TOMCAT Launches New Website

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TOMCAT has just launched its new website at www.tomcatglobal.com, which features the complete offer of TOMCAT products in a more navigation friendly and modern website structure. Browse through their wide range of truss, ground support systems, roofs, towers, barriers, and hoists to find the perfect match for your small to large projects.

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Sound Productions Hosts Fourth Annual Technical Arts Training

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For the 4th consecutive year, Sound Productions, a supplier of pro-audio, video, and lighting products, hosted a technical arts training for members of Dallas Summer Musical’s High School Musical Program. This annual training is designed to boost individual knowledge and proficiency levels, as well as provide tools and resources for students looking to enter the AVL space after graduation. Attendees received pro-tips and hands-on-training from industry leaders.

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Sound Designer Sebastian Frost talks about his sound design for The Last Ship
Sound Designer Sebastian Frost talks about his sound design for The Last Ship

Sound Designer Sebastian Frost on his Creative Journey with the Last Ship

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The Last Ship made its returning debut at Northern Stage in Newcastle, UK, in March 2018. This musical, written by Sting and Lorne Campbell is a drama with some fine songs bound together across two strong interwoven narratives. Here’s a video of Sound Designer Sebastian Frost on his design for The Last Ship: {youtube} v=Bc0u1v9VXsE{/youtube}

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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

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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. 

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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

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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}

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2019 New World Rigging Symposium Announces Initial Sponsors

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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.

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