DWR takes dot2 Training to Cape Town

After a successful dot2 training course created, hosted and taught by DWR Distribution in Johannesburg there was a demand for the same training to take place in Cape Town. Wherever the industry calls DWR goes, and the training was brought down to the Cape by Olebogeng Boinamo from DWR.   “It was booked out with 12 people and it filled our Cape […]

Baxter Theatre Upgrades with Robe Spiiders

The Baxter Theatre Centre is a venue with a rich history that locals are proud of.  There is a history and pedigree that is attached to the theatre that further embeds it into our hearts. The complex was built by the University of Cape Town in 1977 at the bequest of Dr Duncan Baxter, and has been used prominently to exhibit the best performing arts as well as giving young artists, theatre-makers and students a voice and platform to perform.   The expertise […]

DWR and SARA Team Up Again for AV

From the first training session held at SARA, DWR had asked the students what they would like to be taught and what would be a value-added skill that they could use for their future careers. Their completely uniform answer was that they wanted to be taught of Audio–Visual, AV.  There is a huge interest in […]

Not Too Much TV for Robe

“There’s No Such Thing as Too Much TV” proclaimed Belgium TV channel SBS at the launch party for their upcoming season’s programming, an event attended by sponsors together with a host of TV celebrities and glitterati, staged at the architecturally hyperreal Docks Arena event space in Brussels.  Thomas Boets of LDP was the lighting, set and production designer, and he specified over 120 assorted Robe moving lights for the occasion – which included Tarrantula LED […]

The Arts behind the Arts

The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) is an annual arts festival that takes place in Oudtshoorn that acts as a living entity that celebrates the Afrikaans language. Since 1994 the arts festival has established and pushed the boundaries of the Afrikaans language in arts and within the ever-changing landscape of South Africa. A festival provides […]

Blackout Premiers with Great Support from the industry and Beyond

At the beginning of May, a two-year project came to be realised for inspirational Guildford School of Acting lighting tutor Michelle (Mig) Burgess when her unique design installation Blackout was revealed to the industry.  Harnessing the collective powers of light, sound and video in the hope of affecting genuine changes in an approach to mental health, Mig set about on her quest over two […]

Robert Juliat still shines in The House of Dancing Water

Six Robert Juliat 600W LED Oz followspots have been installed as part of the recent upgrade of the spectacular Franco Dragone show, The House of Dancing Water in Macau’s City of Dreams. The powerful, long-throw LED models were supplied with push-pull, 6-way colour changers and heavy-duty adjustable yokes in anticipation of the show’s extremely busy schedule.    The House of Dancing Water is a USD250m, enthralling visual feast which has been seen by over 5 million people since its premiere in 2010.  […]

Hippotizer Goes on Tour with Multi-Instrumentalist French Kiwi Juice (FKJ)

Vincent Fenton, working under the name French Kiwi Juice, or FKJ for short, delivered his first long player in 2017 and 2019 sees the French multi-instrumentalist tour Europe and North America. Vincent Fenton, working under the name French Kiwi Juice, or FKJ for short, delivered his first long player in 2017 and 2019 sees the […]

Robe Ups The MPH in Australia

Leading Melbourne, Australia based lighting rental and production company MPH Australia – headed by Matt Hansen – continues to invest in Robe products, with the latest additions being over 80 x MegaPointes, 50 x Spiiders and 50 x BMFLs.  These join a constantly growing inventory of Robe moving lights currently in the region of 700 plus, including BMFL Spots and Blades, Pointes, LEDWash 600s and LEDBeam 100s. Matt made the commitment to Robe’s newest tech after having utilized the products on shows – including his own (he still designs and operates […]

DWR and the University of Johannesburg Inspiring the Future

The lighting and sound industry with regards to theatre and entertainment is an insular one, if you’re in the industry you either know someone who brought you in or you were born into a circle that it operates in. This provides a challenge to introduce new people to the industry, people with fresh ideas and […]