entertainment • presentation • installation

Robe burns bright at Studio 54

The 2012 Studio 54 Sportpaleis event in Antwerp

17 October 2012

Belgium - Along with the glitz, big hair, outrageous flares and dizzyingly high platform heels 12,000 disco divas stepped out to the 2012 Studio 54 Sportpaleis event in Antwerp, Belgium to strut their best dancefloor moves and grooves to the sounds of the1970s.

The equally flamboyant lighting design for the event - in its 11th glorious year - by Peter Vervloesem - featured all Robe moving lights, which together with other lighting fixtures and equipment and trussing - were supplied by Total-E (Total Event Support) from Paal-Beringen.

Vervloesem also designed the set. His starting point for the show was to create a fabulous, sizzling, mega-kitsch environment full of colour, movement and lusciousness to help emulate the parting spirit of the era and produce a great atmosphere.

No celebration of the seventies would be complete without that classic component of stage décor - the mirror-ball - So the centrepiece of the arena design was a massive chandelier in the roof made up from 400 x 40 cm mirror-balls flown above the stage,

The Robe fixtures were 24 Robin 300E Spots, 28 Robin 600E Spots and 36 LEDWash 600s.

The 300E Spots and the LEDWash 600s were installed on the same four-tiered box-truss structure as the mirror-balls. The top - and widest - section of this was a 12 metre box truss and below this were 9, 6 and 3 metre wide frames. The lights were ideally placed for illuminating the audience and the stage.

The stage set design included a large set of asymmetric cubes mapped with video projection using specially developed software, with a row of material columns at the back.

The event featured a mix of 1970's tribute acts and some Belgian bands of the day still going strong, hosted by DJ Ward from Antwerp's famous 'Red & Blue' nightclub, who cut a stonking set of 1970's disco stompers to the delight of the audience, all of whom were up for a serous night of fun.

Vervloesem used all the different Robe units to the maximum. Every fixture had to be multi-purpose and also keep the pace and momentum pumping relentlessly throughout the whole event.

Lights were operated on the night by Werner Dries using a grandMA console, and Jim Mattheus from ICP-Belgium managed the look and feel of the show, which was . promoted by Patrick Aertsen, CEO of Independent Concerts .

Robe's Benelux distributor Controllux has enjoyed a record breaking year for sales, supplying products throughout the rental and staging market and to a wide variety of installations from classical and jazz to rock live music venues.

(Jim Evans)



Tag Cloud

Robe Studio 54 Belgium disco event Antwerp lighting design year featured lights fixtures Vervloesem set show stage mirror-balls 600s metre wide audience 1970 night throughout

Related Stories from LSi Online

10 May 2013

Robe rig for Miss Universe

Robe rig for Miss UniverseSlovakia - A substantial Robe moving light rig was used for the final of the 2013 Miss Universe Slovak Republic event, a high profile co-production between the In Agency and the Miss Universe Organisation, staged at ... More >>

8 May 2013

Exhibitors gear up for PLASA Focus: Orlando

Exhibitors gear up for PLASA Focus: OrlandoUSA - With less than two weeks until the doors open at PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013, taking place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, on 15-16 May, 2013, exhibitors have been busy releasing details about the products they ... More >>

5 Star sponsors Jack Goff Racing

5 Star sponsors Jack Goff RacingUK - Flightcase manufacturer 5 Star Cases is sponsoring British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) racing driver Jack Goff. 5 Star join a number of other high profile professional entertainment industry players including ... More >>

7 May 2013

South African State Theatre adds more Robes

South African State Theatre adds more RobesSouth Africa - The South African State Theatre in Pretoria has added more Robe LED fixtures to its lighting inventory ... specified by Head of Lighting Simon King. The latest purchase includes 12 x MMX Spots, four DLX ... More >>

Cirkus Cirkör at peace with Robe

Cirkus Cirkör at peace with RobeSweden - Scandinavia's leading contemporary circus company Cirkus Cirkör from Stockholm have purchased Robe MMX Spots and LEDWash moving lights for their current touring schedule, which presents their latest ... More >>

Keystone on set for SA Business Awards

Robe DLX Spots for Singapore international school

Robe and Anolis illuminate Košice Cathedral

Keystone & MGG at Nestle conference

First Robe Pointes hit the UK & Ireland

PLASA Focus: Leeds opens next week!

Robe moves to Sunrise Avenue

Robe installed at Södra Teatern Stockholm

Martin Audio appoints IES as Indian distributor

Robe rocks in Brazil with Lollapalooza

Entec gives it the Big Four

Robe in Clash of The Choirs in Soweto

Pearce Hire Takes the LEDWash road

Robe makes pointe at Frankfurt 2013

RML helps put spotlight on Red Nose Day


New Day

Pearce Hire

Le Mark

Rubber Box


Current RMS



CT London

Total Solutions Group