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Robe's MMX Spot Makes Impact in Israel

The Magic Flute.

Robe's Israeli distributor, Danor Theatre & Studio Systems Ltd., based in Hod Hasharon, reports that the new ROBIN MMX Spot is already becoming a popular choice for the country's busy rental market.

Live performance, arts and other events are prolific in Israel, and Robe MMX fixtures have been used on several major shows including a performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Ha Ha'Yarkon Park, Tel Aviv-Yafo (LD Uri Morag); the final of popular TV talent show A Star Is Born (LD Ronen Najar), as well as for Swedish pop duo Roxette's recent concert at the Expo Ground in Tel Aviv, attended by a sold-out audience of 12,000.

In all these cases the technical production was provided by the Mazuz Group from Petach Tikva, whichhave an extensive stock of Robe moving lights supplied through Danor, including ColorSpot 1200E ATs, ColorSpot and ColorWash 2500E ATs, and ColorSpot 700E ATs.

For The Magic Flute, Morag used the MMXs to produce realistic fire and water effects, which were projected on to the set.. Morag specified MMX on the rig because of this feature, plus its selection of gobos and bright output. He was "amazed" that such a neat and compact moving light could emit such a strong output and still contain so many features. In addition to the 15 ROBIN MMX Spots, other elements on the lighting rig were 23 ROBIN 600 LEDWashes, 25 ColorWash 2500E ATs, 12 ColorSpot 1200E ATs, and four ColorBeam 2500E ATs. Najar specified 24 ROBIN MMX Spots for lighting the final of the top-rated A Star is Born, which was recorded on the beach in Haifa. This followed the 14-week series based on the famous Idols format, that which was staged at Herzliya Studio, one of Israel's biggest TV production facilities, and broadcast on national Channel 2.

Other Robe moving lights used on the show were ColorWash and ColorBeam 2500E ATs, and the 2011 final was won by singer Hagit Yasou.

Roxette continued the Charm School world tour, marking the duo's return to full-on live performance and great gigs after a long break. The rock duo were extremely enthusiastically received in Tel Aviv, where the lighting rig contained 38 Robe ColorWash 2500E ATs, 27 ColorSpot 2500E ATs, and 19 ROBIN MMX Spots. The MMXs were positioned primarily on the upstage trusses and also on the deck at the back of stage, with three on the front truss. They were used for a multiplicity of looks and effects by lighting operator Henrik Brattberg.

Danor is currently one of Robe's top distributors for MMX sales. Erez Hadar, the marketing director, says. "With MMX being used on such a variety of projects and applications already, we've received extensive feedback which is very useful and valuable."


(12 December 2011)

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