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Events Light invests in Robe T2s for Zodiac Production

Events Light’s Jeroen Frijters (right) joined on the left by Marc Frijters (no relation) from Robe’s Benelux distributor, Controllux | Photo © Louise Stickland

Events Light is a full production – lighting, sound, video and set – company based in Zevenbergen near Breda, the Netherlands, headed by Jeroen Frijters, whichhas made a major new investment in Robe’s latest T2 moving lights ‐ among the first to be delivered in Europe.

The 32 x T2s together with 60 x Spiiders also from Events Light are being used for lighting Zodiac, a highly anticipated new musical production which is being lit by Marc Heinz. The show is staged at the amazing Koepelgevangenis, a former prison in the same city. It is set to open next month in this incredible domed venue, a heritage protected architectural masterwork designed by Johan Frederik Metzelaar that opened in 1886 and is based on the panopticon model.

Due to the pandemic, Zodiac’s production schedule has been somewhat fluid, but everyone has been equally determined to make it happen.

Towards the end of 2020, Robe’s Benelux distributor Controllux and other manufacturers conducted several tests and shootouts – one of them on‐site at the venue – so Marc could evaluate all options and choose his optimal luminaires forthe show.

The T2 – a larger and brighter version of Robe’s very successful T1

– was a prototype at the time of the demo but was nevertheless impressive enough to be selected for its power – the Koepelgevangenis is a huge venue – and for its colour mixing plus additional refined theatrical features.

Zodiac’s producers – the Zodiac Foundation ‐ had worked with Events Light on previous projects and when they pitched to be a technical supplier on this, instead of substituting a fixture to make Marc’s design fit their existing stock, they agreed to supply the T2s he wanted … and were subsequently appointed to the contract.

Apart from the buzz and excitement of being the first in a country with new technology, Jeroen saw it as a smart move to “invest in the very latest Robe innovations” and placed his order for 36 x T2s together with some additional Spiiders, as they have also supplied 50 of these popular Robe LED wash beams to Zodiac.

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