Robe connects with live entertainment industry people, personalities, influencers and trend-setters from around the world … talking about projects, opinions, experiences, inspirations and topics of interest from a cool location somewhere on our crazy planet …
Braving the cold and ice, the beautiful town of Forres in the Scottish Highlands was location to meet lighting and visual designer Jvan Morandi, and chat about being part of the talented production team on Jean-Michele Jarre’s incredible “Welcome to The Other Side” New Year’s Eve VR livestream concert from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris!
We met lighting designer and programmer Marc Lorenz in the leafy, beautiful, and peaceful English Gardens in Munich, sampling a perfect autumn day! We chatted about his career, his teaching activities, the VLLV – the new German association for lighting and media designers and programmers - and how he loves the crazy and creative people who make this industry so special and invigorating!
The warmth and vibrancy of Glasgow in Scotland pushed t the January chills and rain away as we met lighting designer Grant Anderson on a soggy day at the city’s famous Botanical Gardens! We talked about Grant’s career and work, and the specific challenges of lighting illuminated trails including the GlasGLOW3 event which was staged right there at the location …
Munich Olympic Park was the location for our night-time chat with German lighting designer, director, and programmer Michael Kuehbandner. We discussed his career and work, the massive emotional power of lighting and some of his activities during the pandemic including helping to establish the VLLV, a new German association for LDs, programmers, and operators.
We met multi-award winning lighting designer Tim Routledge on a frost morning at Bushy Park in the London Borough of Richmond, UK … and chatted about his career beginnings, his talented team of associates, a selection of lockdown projects and some memorable moments …
We met lighting designer and programmer Chris Moylan at one of Berlin’s fabulous industrial venues - Motorwerk - where he chatted about lighting, programming, creating light art and the importance of live entertainment and performance to well-being … as well as life in the dynamic metropolis of Berlin.
We caught up with the incredibly busy James Dacre – artistic director of the Northampton Royal & Derngate Theatre in the UK. He gives the low down on “Made in Northampton”; the importance of theatre in the community; and the technical and creative skills that are vital to keeping the sector fresh, dynamic, and evolving!
Christopher Bauder of WhiteVOID and Kinetic Lights is a world-renowned light artist and inventor, known for his ground-breaking creations like SKALAR and Apologue. We caught up with him in Lichtenberg, east Berlin and chatted about his work and “Dark Matter” and exciting new exhibition and light art gallery space which is opening early in 2021!
Vroom Vroom!!!! We chased British Pro Drift Championship racer Haydn “H” Cruickshank all the way to Teesside Autodrome in the UK … and chatted about the art of drifting and the science of his amazing drift supercar (H also owns one of the UK’s most successful lighting and visuals rental companies, Colour Sound Experiment).
We visited the remote, peaceful, and stunningly beautiful wilds of North Yorkshire - Gordale Scar in particular - to catch up with young lighting designer Elliot Banes of SpiralStageLighting and chat about lighting, vlogging and dreaming big!
We rocked up to the leafy green grounds of Cirencester Abbey in Gloucestershire, UK … to catch up with lighting designer and director Andy Webb from Tigz Creative, and chat about the crazy, surreal, trippy, and fun world of pantomime! A very English performance genre!
We travelled to Margate and Dreamland, a classic and popular theme / amusement park on the east coast of the UK to catch up with Gordon Torrington from rental company Liteup … and hear about some of the projects he’s been involved with this summer including #TechsOnTheDecks and #WeMakeEvents as well as the Hot Chip livestream he was working on at Dreamland.
For this week’s On Location, we visited the Peachy Playhouse in Guildford, Surrey, UK … a new and successful socially distanced live performance / entertainment concept that ran over the summer as a direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Philip French explains the ideas and challenges he and the team faced in staging this innovative event …
Robe caught up with Steven Haynes during a #WeMakeEvents / #LightItInRed event at Magazine London, a popular venue on the Greenwich Peninsula in London … to chat about some of the industry campaign work of the summer amongst other things …
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