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We Will Rock You tours with Kinesys automation and Vector control systems

A Kinesys automation system and Vector control system have been on the road with the North America touring version of the popular musical WE WILL ROCK YOU produced by Annerin Theatricals of Alberta, Canada. This is the first time Annerin has used Kinesys products – two half-ton Elevation varispeed hoists and the Vector, which is being supplied to the production by Christie Lites. Variable speed motors were needed to facilitate the lifting of a large centre stage video screen measuring 2.5M x 4.5M (8.2’ x 14.8’), a movement that’s vital to the artistic and technical interpretation of the show.

Several fast and slow screen moves were needed to ensure the pace of the show stayed fluid and consistent for over 150 performances on this most recent leg of the tour, and that’s why they chose Kinesys. Scott explains that he was aware of Kinesys as a brand and that Christie Lites had recently invested to carry it in their rental inventory. Annerin Theatricals has worked with Christie Lites for many years as a lighting vendor supporting projects throughout North America and Europe. Scott also enjoys a great relationship with David Bond, sales director of Kinesys in North America, and is aware of the brand as a market leader in the world of entertainment automation. “Throughout the tour’s design process, our production department frequently mentioned Kinesys, so we simply decided that due to the system’s stability, accuracy and flexibility, it was – without question – the right tool for the job,” stated Bruce.

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