Robe strips back the layers for Perpetuum Jazzile
Slovenian lighting designer Gregor “Grga” Smrdelj unleashed his talents for a large high-profile show by Slovenian vocal group Perpetuum Jazzile at the Arena Stolzice in Ljubljana. Grga works full time with Event Lighting, one of Slovenia’s leading rental specialists… and the show’s lighting equipment provider. Grga integrated LED and video into his proposal for the stage and production design. Grga and video designer and content producer Den Baruca worked closely to choose the right style and pitch of screen, which resulted in a 20-metre-wide by 4 metre strip of 5.9 mm surface above top of the set. Behind each of the three stepped tiers was a 2 x 2 metre semi-transparent LED net product which allowed Grga to light through from behind.
The Robe count comprised 28 Spiiders, 16 MegaPointes, 16 Pointes, 12 BMFL Blades, 48 LEDBeam 100s and 24 LEDBeam 150s. Eight MegaPointes were on the floor with the other eight on the deck of the top (third) layer of set. He observes that MegaPointes also combine well with Spiiders, and using these together is a “great asset” to any designer, easily blending and contrasting beams and washes for so many different scenarios. The LEDBeam 150s – a recent best seller for Robe – were all along the floor decks behind the singers. Other lights on the rig included 12 LED strobes, 40 Sunstrips and 8 four-lite blinders. Grga programmed and ran the
show on a Hog 4 console.