Robe helps out in the Carols against Poverty Spectacular

Posted on Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Held this past December at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre was the Carols against Poverty Arena Spectacular. The goal of this event was to raise funds for Children in need in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The spectacular had a variety format and the Robe’s were used to bring color and versatility to the event.

The Spectacular, hosted by local Gold Coast celebrities, Rob Molhoek and Rowena Szeszeran-McEvoy, played out a modern day nativity story through a variety of musical and dramatic numbers. Staged in the round, the show featured stars such as Australian Idol contestants Matt Corby and Guy ‘MUTTO’ Mutton, as well as other local stars and celebrities.

Lighting on the night was supplied by Dominica and MLR (Clifton Productions) and designed and operated by Luke Criss of Dominica. The lighting rig, combining a mixture of Robe ColorSpot 700E AT, Robe ColorWash 700E AT and Robe ColorWash 575 AT, was used to provide an array of Color Washes and Gobo Effects to pull together the many elements of the spectacular.

Criss comments that “The zoom on the Robe ColorSpot 700EAT was great, it just kept going” and “… with the CMY it made a great seamless colour changing light.” He goes further to say “The Robe range worked well with all the shows variations, in a very big venue they worked easily and filled the arena with colour and vibe.”

The night had many elements, with the main focus on raising much needed funds for Burkina Faso, Criss states “The night was a great success; over 180 children were sponsored through Compassion International Australia.” All with a little help from Robe.