Robe celebrates 20 years of disco with Alcazar
The final tour by Swedish disco sensation Alcazar, who are exiting from a massively successful 20-year career – was staged at Stockholm’s Cirkus venue. Lighting designer Palle Palme created a stunning lighting show with 58 x Robe MegaPointes proudly dancing to the disco-disco beat! It was also the first time he’s specified and used MegaPointes in a design, although he’s no stranger to Robe, having used BMFLs, Spiiders and LEDWashes and other products in his work for some time. Delighted to be asked onboard for this seminal “Farewell” tour by Göran Appelquist from production company Blixten, his starting point for the lighting design was the slick contemporary set design created by Tino Rivero which includes risers, a central staircase and a large upstage LED screen. He decided that a “massive lighting rig” was needed, not just to compliment the LED screen, but to ensure the band had a great send off. With MegaPointes being equally efficient and effective in beam, spot or wash mode, his 50 luminaires were effectively tripled to 150 lights! “It is a powerful and punchy light that does everything … and it really excels in every way!” he comments. The MegaPointes are positioned all over the overhead trusses with 18 on the floor, including a row in front of the set risers and two lines either side of stage to provide cross lighting for the three members of Alcazar and seven dancers. In addition to the MegaPointes, there are eight profile moving lights, four Minuit Une laser effects, a load of LED battens which are back-lighting the set facias and central staircase and two old-skool 9-lites are located behind the video wall which opens in the middle for the stage entrances and exits. The lighting equipment is being supplied by the Live Production Group (LPG). The show is run on a grandMA2 light, operated on the road by
Marcus Nordenberg, who also programmed with Palle.